Should I reinvent my whole wind-up?


#1

The last two seasons i haven’t had any control on any consistant basis. The last game i pitched my body felt out of sync and like i couldn’t get anything behind my pitches. My timing through my wind-up was off and i couldn’t find a consistent arm slot. i still did ok, 5inn 2so 5wlks 1er, but usually i throw a lot harder and get a lot more k’s( i have 58K’s in 32inns)
I think i should try to find a more consistent wind-up and one that feels more comfortable and has better mechanics. Anyone have some checkpoints that i should make sure i hit through my wind-up?


#2

I would think that at least some of the things you do are what comes most natural so I would not recommend changing those.

Can you post up some video?


#3

Yeah i’ll get some, hopefully in the next couple of days.


#4

If your not comfortable re inventing your wind up then just go out of the stretch the whole time.


#5

i go from the stretch all the time mainly because the wind up just has way to many moving parts for me to be consistant everyday


#6

A lot of major league pitchers nowadays throw from the stretch all the time, so if you feel more comfortable doing this, go ahead. I think it all started with Don Larsen, who used no windup at all when he pitched his perfect game; he just went to the stretch, so to speak, and threw the ball, and he needed only 97 pitches to complete the no-no-no. There are a few “old-school” pitchers, such as Paul Byrd, who use the full windup with nobody on base and go to the stretch the rest of the time—it’s all a matter of preference, what feels right for the individual pitcher. 8)


#7

i like to go from the wind-up because it seems to get me more momentum and a better rhythm. Still trying to get video.


#8

Ok finally got some video. These are the mechanics I have come up with. I seem to have better control with them, although this was the first day off a mound with them. Does anyone see any problems with it that need to be fixed? BTW my arm was pretty sore because I had just pitched around 75 pitches the day before, so not my normal speed.


#9

yea u wanna feel comfortable. i recently changed my wind up. i wasnt pitching from the stretch before. no problem with control. im like cliff lee