4 Reasons Pitchers Should Learn to Throw a Curveball

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I might ruffle some feathers with this, but I’m just going to go ahead and say it. I believe that most young pitchers should learn to throw a good curveball.

This may be surprising to some, so let me explain. I believe the curveball has gotten a bad rap. Over the years, the curveball has been blamed for countless youth pitching injuries, surrounded by the fear that throwing it would doom a young pitcher to a trip to orthopedist or even ...

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One Quick & Easy Trick to Elevate Your Fastball

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We all know the importance of commanding your fastball down in the zone, and many (myself included) will recommend throwing roughly 80% of your pitches down there. For more on this, read this article: The Importance of Commanding Your Fastball. But something worth pointing out is that the philosophy behind this line of thinking is based on what works at the big league level… Kyle Boddy actually wrote a ...

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Pitching Mechanics: Tips for Loading the Hips

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Did you see this article? Little League Mechanics vs. Major League Mechanics

In it I talked about one of the big mechanical flaws you frequently see with young pitchers: Opening the hips early. Another way to think about this is “not Loading the Hips properly” in the stride.

I got a few questions from guys asking how they could address this mechanical with their pitchers. So I put together a short ...

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