I have heard many players and coaches say that weight training will not increase pitching velocity. I have even heard them say that it will hurt the pitcher. I understand that this is many parents, coaches and players concerns because it seems to be conventional wisdom that weight training is bad but I will be the first to tell you that if you just do your research, you will learn otherwise. It will also prove to you that those who are spreading these rumors that it isn’t true that weight training increase pitching velocity, have not done their research.
When someone tells me that it isn’t true that weight training increase pitching velocity, I then ask them then why was about 70% of Major League Ball Players on Steroids or Human Growth Hormone during the Steroid Era? It isn’t because they just wanted to look good on TV. I then ask them then why was the majority of the position players listed on the Michell Report pitchers? I always get a few stutters, followed by total silence.
In this article you will learn more about the steroid era, what came out of it for baseball and why weight training increase pitching velocity.
Does Weight Training Increase Pitching Velocity?
I am sure we have all asked the question does weight training increase pitching velocity and at least had the thought cross our minds so lets take a hard look at this. Why are PED’s such a problem in baseball and why did the steroid ear change the game? Because it enhances power, mobility, speed and strength if used with weight training. Remove the drugs and weight training has the same effect with a slower progression of development.
I am sure many would say this would help hitters but not pitchers by increasing pitching velocity. I would say then why are so many pitchers listed on the Mitchel Report? What is the Mitchell Report? This is a government list of baseball players accused of using illegal performance enhancing substances. Lets take a look at all the pitchers on the list.
Pitchers Listed on the Mitchell Report
- Ricky Bones, P (retired, former Yankee)
- Kevin Brown, P (retired, former Yankee)
- Paul Byrd, P (Indians)
- Jason Christiansen, P (retired)
- Roger Clemens, P (Yankees)
- Paxton Crawford, P (retired)
- Brendan Donnelly, P (Red Sox)
- Ryan Franklin, P (Cardinals)
- Eric Gagne, P (Red Sox)
- Jason Grimsley, P (retired, former Yankee)
- Matt Herges, P (Rockies)
- Darren Holmes, P (retired, former Yankee)
- Mike Judd, P (retired)
- Josias Manzanillo, P (retired, former Met and Yankee)
- Kent Mercker, P (last played for Reds in 2006)
- Bart Miadich, P (retired)
- Daniel Naulty, P (retired, former Yankee)
- Denny Neagle, P (retired, former Yankee)
- Jim Parque, P (retired)
- Andy Pettitte, P (Yankees)
- Stephen Randolph, P (Astros)
- John Rocker, P (retired)
- Scott Schoeneweis, P (Mets)
- Mike Stanton, P (Reds)
- Ricky Stone, P (Reds)
- Derrick Turnbow, P (Brewers)
- Ismael Valdez, P (last played for Marlins in 2005)
- Ron Villone, P (Yankees)
- Jeff Williams, P (retired)
- Todd Williams, P (Orioles)
- Steve Woodard, P (retired)
Believe me this is a short list. Think of all the Pitchers who didn’t make the list who where on these illegal performance enhancers. If you need a reference to this information here are the links to the Mitchell report and all other Pitchers suspended after the report came out.
Is this Enough Proof that Weight Training Increases Pitching Velocity?
I mean honestly, how could someone truly believe that strength and conditioning will not improve your velocity or speed after reading the Mitchell Report? Those of us in pro sports who didn’t take these drugs where definitely tempted. We all knew that if you took human growth hormone, Deca-Durabolin, Winstrol, Sustanon, and Anadrol separately or all together before a workout, without dying, after a few months you would be throwing a lot harder. Notice I said wihtout dying. Yes, we knew it was dangerous and that is why some of us didn’t take it. Also because the league wasn’t offering us “No Namers” millions of dollars to play better.
It is just absurd to say that strength and conditioning does not increase velocity when the majority of pitchers in Major League baseball are doing it. It is even more absurd to follow that with, “Only pitching mechanics improvements can do that while using mental rehearsal prior to each pitch with the intention of moving the body faster.” This is a quote from a conventional pitching coach who does not believe in working out. My question to this coach is, “if your body is developing more power, will it not have more ability to move faster?” If strength and conditioning didn’t increase pitching velocity, personally, I would have never played ball again after my rotator cuff surgery.
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I made my travel team but im not pitching much. How do I "wow" him?
A lot of hard work and using the Ace Pitcher Handbook!
I see you have my name on the list as far as the Mitchell Report. I did not take steroids!!!! I came back and pitched from 2008-2010 in professional baseball and was drug tested regularly and i passed every test with flying colors. The year i supposedly tested positive was the frost year of testing and there was kinks in the testing program that where later worked out. My last 3 years of professional baseball, i threw the hardest i had ever thrown in my career. I went from throwing 87-91 in the big leagues to throwing 91-97. It was not with this stupid program and i worked very hard hard and spent 6 hours a day in weight room.
It really upsets me to see my name on a website like this that claims that i took steroids and try to sell a ridiculous program. If you want to know what it takes to be a big league baseball player go to damianmossbaseball and email a major league baseball player and ask us what it takes to be a professional baseball player
I took your name off of the list. There are tons of sites online which list the names on the Mitchel Report and they also list your name.
I am glad to here that you used weight training to increase your velocity without steroids. My program does the same. If you would like to speak to me about my program, which you know nothing about, I would be glad to tell you about it. I promise you that you will not call it ridiculous. Just because I didn't play Major League Ball doesn't mean I have no idea how to or the right to coach this position. I am a little shocked that you are not more professional than what you showed in your comment here. If you would like to talk more please call me at 985-377-9249 or post your comments here or where you just interested in insulting me and my coaching so you could steal my viewers?
Damian, quit acting like a baby.
"It really upsets me to see my name on a website like this that claims that I took steroids and try to sell a ridiculous program."
First off, your name is on tons of websites, and not for your stunning stats as a big leaguer. They all have you down as taking steroids, get over it. If you did not juice then you do not have to go around proving your innocence. You know if you are guilty or not. No one is going to go through the list on this website and notice your name in particular and remember it, or really even care.
Secondly, do you even know what the program is? For all that you know it could be the same program that you used. If your were hoping that people would go to your website after viewing the comment then you have some serious issues and should probably see a psychiatrist.
Damian, Perhaps you could expand on the statement you made:
"I don't take steroids, period. I bought supplements. … [I] made a mistake trusting the label." –Seattle Mariners minor leaguer Damian Moss, who "would not name the supplements or the manufacturer, saying he didn't want to get any companies in trouble" (Seattle Times, April 5, 2005)