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By request…

Damien Magnifico – who was born with a great name and a great arm – brought his 102 mph fastball to town tonight.  (Last week against Arkansas he threw 101 on his 101st pitch.)  Here’s what he looks like up close.  As Brent said, a very interesting specimen.

 

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You can’t get much better hip to shoulder separation than that. What makes him unique is that he does it with an average stride and leg drive. I believe based on his impressive velocity and average stride phase that he is built with a ton of fast twitch fibers without a lot of hypertrophy which gives him an insane strength to weight ratio but until I see his numbers this is just speculation.

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If that means he was born with it – I can’t disagree with that.  There is a lot not to like about his mechanics.  He opens his front foot way too early, which torques his back knee into the ground and pulls his back heel off the ground early, and keeps him from extending into front foot strike.  He is way too upright at release and doesn’t finish all that well.  He does get tremendous hip/shoulder separation (how?) and stabilizes well with his landing leg.  The most impressive thing about him in person (besides the sound of the ball hitting the catcher’s glove) is lightning fast arm action. 

 

He’s the most unimpressive 102 mph pitcher I’ve ever seen in person.  (Well, ok – he’s the only 102 mph pitcher I’ve ever seen…)  He doesn’t miss many bats for someone with that kind of velocity.  Two strikeouts in four innings tonight (he came out in the 5th with the bases loaded and no outs), and just 19 K’s in 29.2 innings on the year.  He didn’t seem to have any command tonight.  He only walked one, but he didn’t look like he was hitting spots and threw a lot of pitches.  He’s walked 15 and hit 5 on the year – with 10(!) wild pitches.  I think his upright release and Brent’s comments on Doppler radar and the effect of distance from release point are interesting points to consider. 

Very interesting pitcher.  And to be fair, the young man can throw the crap out of a baseball. 

    

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His hip to shoulder separation is coming from his drive leg knee slamming down before front foot strike. It is a similar effect to 3X but not as effective in building a full power stride. In his case it can lead to optimal hip to shoulder separation but it is not as effective as 3X because it doesn’t shorten his distance to the plate. It also doesn’t lead to much forward trunk tilt.

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Well, you could say he has one of the fastest deliveries. If you compare speeds like with Damien and another high velocity guy, you would see that he is faster. It maybe because he has such a short leg lift, but I still feel that he is moving faster. This is I guess the result of a lot of fast twitch muscle fiber. And also he is getting separation which is already 80% of his velocity. So I guess you could say that his speed is covering for the lack of an explosive 3X.

       

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