[h5]What can a hitter teach you about pitching?[/h5]
Well, a LOT actually…
See, as pitchers, it’s easy to get wrapped up in that mindset, and you wind up looking at everything from a pitcher’s perspective. We tend to talk to other pitchers and pitching coaches, and look at everything through that lens.
But one of the best things you can do as a pitcher is talk to the hitters on your team. You’d be surprised what they might see in your delivery. And you might even learn a thing or two about what hitters are looking for at the plate that can really help you in your approach on the mound.
I recently caught up with Art of Baseball Founder, Mark Brooks.
Mark’s got a great website on hitting, and he’s a great resource for young ballplayers when it comes to developing strong character and a positive mental approach.
[h5]In this interview, you’ll hear Mark talk about things like:[/h5]
[list_item]Persevering and creating your own opportunities:
How he went from riding the bench in Junior College to starting for a Division 1 program.[/list_item]
[list_item]What it was like facing Stephen Strasburg[/list_item]
[list_item]Who he’d rather hit against, Nolan Ryan or Greg Maddux[/list_item]
[list_item]What makes a pitcher tough to steal on (not just a good pickoff move)[/list_item]
[list_item]How hitting mechanics and pitching mechanics aren’t all that different[/list_item]
[list_item]Developing good habits and focusing on the process over the outcome[/list_item]
Founder, Art of Baseball
Hitting Machine Academy