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Koby Mitchell

Koby Mitchell
@CoachKobyM

Nov 25
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This video is a perfect example of something people forget about pitching: There are mechanical bandaids and mechanical surgeries and both are important. 🧵

Eric Fenske

Eric Fenske
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Thankful to have the @Tom House 〽️ @National Pitching Association | Tom House Sports knowledge to be able to help a kid in 1 rep: “Be yourself, but just move a few inches towards first base on the next one. It will get your spine center of rubber to center of home plate.”
In the video above, the pitcher has several mechanical flaws, the biggest of which is probably an over reliance on the quad. While some pitchers can be successful with quad dominant actions, it’s much more typical and efficient for most throwers to load their glute instead.
That’s definitely something we want to fix, but long-term fixes take time. That’s a mechanical surgery. In this instance, the mechanical surgery is developing a glute loaded delivery (starting with a better hinge). If it’s the off-season, go hard after mechanical surgeries.
If you’re in the middle of your season though, you need a mechanical band-aid. Shifting the drag line to the middle is important for all pitchers, but it’s going to be especially helpful for a guy like this who is leaking energy toward the third base side.
When you look at this video, instead of commenting on all the mechanical flaws, consider that you’re viewing a snapshot which doesn’t tell you anything about what’s happening in the pitcher’s overall training other than this one thing. Pitchers need band-aids too.
Koby Mitchell

Koby Mitchell

@CoachKobyM
B.A. (Ed), M.S. (Leadership), CES, Licensed Teacher (Grades 1-12) MBA, Former College Pitching Coach, Rapsodo Pitch Cert
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