Pitchers going on the DL cost teams wins—and hundreds of millions of dollars per year. Can we stop this destructive trend?
The freak’s velocity keeps dropping—what gives?
In mid-May, I wrote about Chris Sale’s faulty elbow and discussed valgus stress in the elbow as it relates to sidearm pitchers. Now there are reports that Sale will be shut down for a start or two due to “dead arm.” Well, I bet many of you are asking… What is dead arm, anyway? Dead […]
The changes may have hurt more than they helped.
Which look to make a solid impact—and which were head-scratching picks?
A look at the posterior shoulder
Chris Sale has been the subject of much discussion in 2012, as he’s been jerked around from the starting role to the bullpen with reports of inconsistent velocity. To compound all of this, he’s had an MRI on his elbow due to tightness, though it’s been reported that it’s due to normal soreness and not […]
In my earlier analysis of Ubaldo Jimenez’s mechanics, I noted that his initial separation from the glove was extremely early, terminating momentum and reducing athleticism out of the glove with his pitching arm. However, people said that his velocity was up in his start on Sunday against the Texas Ranges and Yu Darvish, and a […]
His velocity has been diminishing since his trade to Cleveland. Is it a mechanical issue?
Mark Appel is a leading candidate to go first in the draft to the Astros in 2012. But is the big righty the choice to make?
Can Andrew McNally get a second look at professional baseball?
Are there clear patterns that tell us where fastball velocity comes from?
Jason Vargas tweaked his mechanics and ended up throwing over 1 mph faster on all of his pitches. How’d he do it?
Pro Ball NW‘s editor Jon Shields showed me
Trevor Bauer, the third pick overall in the 2011 draft, will not be babied. Bauer, well-known for his Tim Lincecum-like pitching mechanics and his unorthodox workout regimen, has scared some major league teams due to his high pitch counts and the fear that he may injure himself due to all the stress he puts on […]
He was the first pick in the 2011 amateur draft. How do Cole’s mechanical markers match up against the best in the big leagues?
Using crude biomechanical tools to analyze Danny Hultzen’s delivery.
What Dylan Bundy’s strict adherence to his workout program can tell us
Brandon McCarthy has completely changed how he throws a baseball…
Can we find some PITCHf/x variables that correlate with arm-related injuries?