The power of Movement/Location


#1

Just thought I would throw this video up here, to show off a strikeout, power pitcher with an overwhelming fastball that isn’t upper 90’s gas. Jake Peavy lives in the 90-93 range, peaks at about 94, and still has an overwhelming fastball because of its late life and his ability to command it. Heres a video of him striking out 13 Rockies, 11 of which went down on
the fastball, and only two of which hit 94 mph, most at 92-93.

Now he doesn’t exactly throw soft either, but I find it refreshing to see hitters overwhelmed by a fastball that isn’t getting on them at 97+, coming out of a 5-11/6-0 body.


#2

Another good example is Greg Maddux.


#3

Yeah thats true, but not exactly my point. Whenever you think pitcher who blows guys away with his heat, you think Papelbon or Zumaya blowing 98-99 right down the plate. I just wanted to point out that these guys look just as helpless against 92 running off the plate.


#4

Nice. vid. I totally agree that movement is great … but these guys are still chucking 90+. The speed and movement is what makes those pitches so devastating. Then drop in a change or an off-speed pitch… :shock: