Should Pitchers Stretch to Increase External Rotation?

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*This article is adapted from a response I initially gave over at online pitching forum,

One thing that stands out when you watch major league pitchers is just how much whip (for lack of a better word) you see in their throwing arms. And it makes a lot of sense that greater external rotation in your throwing shoulder would contribute to higher velocity. The research supports this, and all you have to do is take a look at ...

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Can You Gain Velocity During the Season?

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And generally speaking, this is true. 9 times out 10, the off-season represents the best opportunity to work on your mechanics, improve your overall strength, mobility, flexibility, and implement an effective throwing program for increasing velocity.

And that’s all well and good… but about when that ship has sailed? The other day I got an email from a baseball dad asking for some advice regarding his son, a college pitcher. His son has ...

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Get More Movement on Your 2-Seam Fastball

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Being a good pitcher is about much more than just throwing hard. Velocity definitely helps, but as I’ve mentioned before, having command and locating your pitches can be even more important (especially the higher you go!). And then there’s something else that can make a big difference for you:

The movement on your pitches.

The other day I got an email from a baseball dad asking how he could ...

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