I’ve been watching a lot of analysis on ESPN and MLB Network lately, and I’ve heard this comment being made a lot:
“His velocity isn’t where it’s normally at during the season”
“Once the season gets going he’ll see the radar guns light up again”
Is there really much of a difference of your velocity during the pre-season/spring training as mid-season? Does your arm need a chance to “warm-up”?
I’m talking about throwing your hardest. I’m sure some pitchers take some off of their pitches during spring training to work on other things, but if they did throw as hard as they can, how much would their velocity change now versus say mid-season in June?
I’m curious because I haven’t been throwing much this winter, and was just clocked on the gun earlier this month. Now that I’m getting back into the swing of things with more and more pitching and throwing, can I expect my velocity to improve a bit during the season?
Thanks in advance.