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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby coma » Tue May 05, 2009 6:07 pm

+1 for Lincecum. A little unorthodox but I think that's what makes it so cool B-)
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue May 05, 2009 6:28 pm

Tom Glavine always had my favorite delivery.
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue May 05, 2009 6:36 pm

Best delivery? Lincecum. It's unorthodox but from what I've read, it's meant to put less torque and less wear on the shoulder.

As for a personal favorite, it has to be Hideo Nomo, just for the novelty of the tornado windup and the nostalgic fondness of a spectacular rookie year. Another I thought was cool was from Ben Weber, Angels reliever back in the early 2000's (also played a part in the '02 World Series title). He used to make this priceless cringing face, high leg kick, with what it appeared to be a double-clutch reluctance to hurl it before unleashing such a wild delivery.
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby kickureface » Tue May 05, 2009 6:38 pm

where in his pitch is unorthodox? new to mlb here
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby IVIisfits138 » Tue May 05, 2009 6:48 pm

kickureface wrote:where in his pitch is unorthodox? new to mlb here


Rears back more than normal, and seemingly comes over the top extremely quick.
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby Yoda » Tue May 05, 2009 6:58 pm

kickureface wrote:where in his pitch is unorthodox? new to mlb here


If you watch his motion in slomo, he looks like he is going to snap his back. His body is completely suspended in the air when he pushes off the rubber.
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby kickureface » Tue May 05, 2009 7:13 pm

ic. he's just more whippy?

got confused since he and gallardo have almost the exact same motion, and it was pretty close to krod so i figured it was standard :P
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 05, 2009 7:15 pm

kickureface wrote:ic. he's just more whippy?

got confused since he and gallardo have almost the exact same motion, and it was pretty close to krod so i figured it was standard :P

at standard speed, a ton of them look very similar, but in slow motion you really get to see the little intricacies. ;-D
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue May 05, 2009 7:20 pm

kickureface wrote:ic. he's just more whippy?

got confused since he and gallardo have almost the exact same motion, and it was pretty close to krod so i figured it was standard :P


I'd check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrdHEOJvLf8

His follow through is a bit more restrained than what it was from college, but basically the same elements are there. It seems like that upper half of his body twists and builds up the momentum of the pitch while he has the ball down more than the average pitcher would to get the most out of the motion.

Here's another video comparing Timmy's motion with Gallardo and K-Rod's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWPtIVEoomU
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Re: best pitching motion?

Postby kickureface » Tue May 05, 2009 7:36 pm

they all look the same to me right now, untrained eye here
thanks for the vids

that mechanics 3.0 i posted on page 1 :)_
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