The #1 Cause of Inconsistent Pitching Velocity
Written on July 30, 2010 at 5:05 am, by Eric Cressey
As anyone who reads my posts regularly surely knows, I’ve devoted a significant portion of my life to figuring out how to make guys throw baseballs faster. Sure, having a great change-up and a filthy curveball is nice, but let’s be honest: throwing gas is what gets scouts’ attention and earns you fame, fortune, chicks, scholarships, and, of course, intimidation on the mound.
However, my interest in velocity isn’t just limited to how to get to “X” miles per hour; it also extends to understanding how to stay (or improve upon) “X” miles per hour over the course of a single appearance, season, or career while staying healthy and developing the rest of one’s pitching arsenal. Erratic radar gun readings are as much a problem as “insufficient” radar gun readings.