Why do I throw slower than others? | Talk Pitching | TopVelocity Baseball Forum
June 27, 2012
I’m a freshman (15 years old) throwing around mid-60’s. I have a friend that’s the same age that throws mid-70’s. He’s around 3-4 inches taller than me. Why does he throw faster than me? I have a longer and faster stride, and he has conventional mechanics. (I also have a much higher vertical) It’s like the ball just flies out of his hands without him using his legs. The same goes for pretty much every pitcher on the school freshman baseball team. How does this happen? I don’t wanna seem like a whiny kid, I know I’ll catch up as my power increases and my mechanics get better, but I’m just curious as to why things are the way they are.
April 27, 2008
Justin, the science of the movements holds all of these answers. He obviously has more size than you which gives him more leverage. He may even be more efficient than you with his size even though you are moving faster. The key to pitching velocity is not just moving quickly, it is as much how well you convert this speed into the ball. You must develop the total package if you are going to reach your bodies pitching velocity potential but it takes a positive, focused and determined mentality to make this happen. Keep working hard and don’t lose focus on the goal!
JUST ONE WORD FLEXABILITY, IT IS NOT ALL MUSCLE. IT WAS MANDETORY FOR THE STARTING PITCHER TO DO A HALF HOUR OF STREACHING IN THE MINORS. HI HI ALSO I SPENT 2 HRS WITH DENNIS ECKERSLEY AFTER I HAD DONE THE WINTER CATCHING FOR HIM INDOORS AND HE SHOWED ME WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT PITCHING. I THINK HE WAS THE MVP AND CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER AND IS IN THE HALL OF FAME!!
August 28, 2011
HENRYSBASEBALL, you should refrain yourself from using capital letters, unless you really need to emphasize something. It just sounds like you’re shouting at us. Have you ever had someone stand next to you and shout something straight into your ears? Not a nice thought. Anyway, back on topic, I don’t think you mean flexibility. I also have the same problem with a classmate of mine, and he is not as flexible as I am. I’m guessing you meant mobility, but the thing is that mobility does relate to pitching velocity, but from what I see from Justin’s post, he has a longer and faster stride, although it could be mobility in the arms, which I don’t think is the case, so mobility is not the issue here. Also, just by spending 2 hours with a professional, doesn’t make you one. You have also got to consider, is he actually giving you the right information? Alot of professionals I see out there are giving nothing but crap so that they can earn money. Not a great way to business a program. Not saying Dennis isn’t awesome. If anybody could actually see what they’re doing right and what they’re doing wrong, wouldn’t it be an easy fix? Most professionals out there, I bet you have simply no idea what they’re doing. Some have been born with the ability, some getting results with conventional stuff (rarely any, it relates to the first one I guess), and very few have been followed up with a good coach: and these are the pros who know their stuff. Anyway, sorry for the rant. Justin, like Brent said, it probably could be the size difference, and definitely could be more efficient. Just follow the 3X program and you’ll be sure to catch up to him in no time. For all you know, it could just be the strength and speed difference. Before I came to know about 3X, I would be throwing much slower, and I definitely had better mechanics than my friend. Turns out, when I implement 3X, things started to change and now I can definitely throw faster, and my fastball looks as though it has reached the same velocity as my friend. So stay focused! Never lose track of what you’re aiming for!
SO U KNOW MORE THAT DENNIS EKERSLEY A HALL OF FAMER WON THE CY YOUNG MVP IN MLB.
ALSO I WAS A MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING COACH UNDER GEORGE SCOTT THE BOOMER HE TAUGHT OVER LOAD TRAINING, THE DEFERENCE BETWEEN CONTROL AND COMMAND, THE 6-12 PLAY IN PRO BASEBALL THE JAB STEP, THE ROCKER STEP, WHO’S THE HEAD OF SCOUTING FOR THE METT’S AND IF I SAID TO A BASEBALL TEAM LET’S WORK ON IFR NO ONE HERE WOULD KNOW WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT. ALSO BUILDING FOOT SPEED AND DEVELOPING VELOCITY.
WE HAD A 6’4″ 230 BASEBALL PLAYER THAT THREW THE BASEBALL OVER THE RIGHT FIELD FENCE AT HARVARD STADIUM IN CAMBRIGE. I SAW HIM DO IT. FROM CF HE COULD CRACK THE PLATE IN HALF ON HIS THROWS. HE NEVER MADE IT BECAUSE HE TOOK THE WRONG PATH LISCEN TO IDIOTS THAT KNOW LITTLE AND LOOK LIKE THEY PUT THEIR FINGER IN A SOCKET. I ASKED HIM TO BEND HIS WRIST BACK AS FAR AS HE COULD HE WAS LEFT HANDED HE WAS ABLE TO BRING HIS HAND BACK TO ABOUT 1 INCH TO THE ELBOW BUT MOST OF US WERE ABLE TO GET 90 DEGREES. SORRY THE INTERPRETATION IS NOT CLEAR AS IT IS BEST TO SHOW ON FILM OR IN PERSON BUT WE RE AMAZED AT HIS FLEXABILITY!!
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