How to Be Quick to the Plate without a Slide Step

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Greinke-Slide-Step-smaller-borderOkay, so in my last post I discussed some of the reasons why I’m not a big fan of young pitchers being forced to use the slide step with runners on base.

If you missed it, click here: Should Pitchers Slide Step

And if you read it, you know why I think it’s backwards for coaches to have young pitchers focus on the runner ...

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Controlling the Running Game: Should Pitchers Slide Step

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One of the biggest challenges that a young pitchers faces comes when they have to make that jump from the Little League mound to the big mound at the next level. The difference between pitching at 46 ft and 60 ft is absolutely huge. And it can wreck havoc on a young pitcher’s arm (not to mention his self confidence).

Thankfully, the trend has been moving towards 50’/70’ or some other modified proportions to help make that adjustment a little more ...

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The Mysterious Case of Chris Archer’s Stride

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So I happened to catch some of a Rays/Yankees game a couple weeks ago, and it was my first glimpse of a rising young star… Chris Archer. He pitched a 2 hit shutout.

Have you seen this guy pitch yet?

I had to do a double take. His motion is slow, smooth, almost effortless… but then the ball just explodes out of his hand. The thing that really struck me was his Read More →

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