Archive for December 2013

Checking out the mechanics of the first pitchers selected

The flamethrowing right-hander fell in the draft because of his mechanics and his size. He’s going to prove everyone wrong.

How one pitcher’s mechanics changed in a single season. One thing holds true…

Hultzen was the Seattle Mariners’ first-round pick, second overall. What’s going on with his pitching shoulder?

How Ryan Buchter went from journeyman reliever to elite relief pitching prospect in one offseason

Tommy Hanson’s velocity has been on a serious decline. So what gives with the suddenly restored velocity?

He was left for dead in 2011. Now he’s throwing as hard as ever. What’s the deal?

Most people know Josh as a replacement-level pitcher. But could he be more?

Player development isn’t keeping up with the times.

This right-hander has similarities to another Bruin, who was a high-round draft pick.

We have the data model—time to collect video evidence.

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?

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

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?