Alright this is my 1st video post, but I really enjoy reading others Analysis of pitchers. So here is a quick one on myself and how I see it.
In the videos I’m throwing about 80 to 90%
Background: College ball for 3 years. Never pitched before college. College coach Dave Haverstick, which in my opinion on of the best out there. Check him out here. (http://catamountsports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/haverstick_david00.html
Have had some elbow problems in the past.
Pitches 1. Fastball 2. Slider 3. Curve 4. Change
1st off the good. Being positive is always the way to your potential. Ok. I really get my hip leaning toward home plate to help gain momentum(frame 60). My Head stays pretty level though out my motion which is Y I think I have good control. My front side or glove side arm is good and holds nicely. Thats something I worked on alot with Coach Have. I think I also stay pretty closed for the most part. Coach Have is a big advocate of TEMPO and having fast tempo, and from my leg lift at its hight to foot landing is around 18 frames which I believe is about right on.
Aight now the not so good or as I like to say the avarege Mechanics.
The part that stands out the most and the part I’ve been trying to correct is my collapsing front knee. I just read the post by Front Leg Freak “single most important part of pitching” and agree with alot of it. I don’t think mine is bad but it does need work. I dont like frames 75-78 and how my PAS foot flys off the rubber. 2nd When I break my hands I’m already pre-pronated (meaning my palm is facing the ground and then as it moves back starts to face 1st base). I would rather it be facing towards 3rd as it comes back.
Now the most important my arm action. Since I have had elbow problems, mainly with the ucl, I would have to say I need to change my arm action’s timing and position or at leaste I feel like I need to. It looks like to me that my PAS elbow is fairly equal with my shoulder as in frame 72. I know that it being lower is good, so is equal bad? So I guess this is where I need some help. How is my arm action? And any other parts that you believe need help.
Thank you all in advance for your advice,
PS 1st post so if the videos dont show up here are the links