I was referring to the path Bauer takes out of the glove. There’s no way the ball stays underneath his arm.
Personally, I’m not sold on Bauer, I think his strength is the ability to mask pitches, (ala Perry Husband) not actual stuff.
His arm action is average at best.
“(efficient arm action that takes advantage of separation” Not sure what you are referring to here.
I’m not really referring to the lower body, I’m referring to the center mass, the belly button to the top of the thigh.
I have found that the arm/legs want to work together (symmetry of sorts) but become disconnected once coaches begin to alter or bring their pre-concieved notion of what a pitcher should look like.
I agree with a lot of what you’re saying and we isolate movement patterns that suggest the same as you’re referring to.
Again, if you find it useful it’s a good drill. I just think it’s creative marketing and a lot of hype, hat’s off to Ron.
Added Note: A primary influencer of arm action is the ability to manipulate and control the center mass. That will take you much further than a connection ball. If you can’t do that, the ball doesn’t matter anyway.
Connection is the ability to connect the hips at their highest rotational speeds to the torso/shoulders/arm action in my opinion.
Players that have poor mobility or restricted movements will never connect anything.
I see a lot of cookie cutting deliveries and exagerrated finishes (head bobbing, exaggerated flexion).
Final thought: You will never connect or properly decelerate ANYTHING until you learn to manipulate the center mass (whether it be increased mobility or more efficient movement patterns). That’s the separator for most players.
Influencing arm action is much easier than changing arm action.