best pitching motion? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

best pitching motion?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Re: best pitching motion?

Postby thedude » Wed May 06, 2009 1:43 pm

Good find Steve-O

Nolan Ryan
Prior (such a fluid delivery)
Lincecum (very whippy)
Liriano (very violent)
King Felix

The fact they made them into gifs really helps you appreciate the differences.
Look at the violence of Liarano's delivery compared to the other guys.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 8413
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 18 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Good Life

Re: best pitching motion?

Postby nolanwood » Wed May 06, 2009 1:56 pm

Although Prior's delivery is nice and fluid, I'm not a fan of the inverted W...
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

Posts: 464
Joined: 5 May 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: best pitching motion?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed May 06, 2009 2:33 pm

Look at how far Lince steps in comparison to his height! I think I read that he has the longest stride in baseball, even longer than the tall guys like Rauch and the Big Unit. Lince doesn't just push off, he literally jumps off.

Rocinante2: you know
Rocinante2: its easy to dismiss the orioles as a bad team
ofanrex: go on
Rocinante2: i'm done
Rocinante2: lmao

Play Brushback Baseball! (we need more people)
Neato Torpedo
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
EditorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerWeb Supporter
Posts: 8618
Joined: 4 Mar 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: we don't burn gasoline, we burn our dreams

Re: best pitching motion?

Postby markj11 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:46 pm

Another thing to notice about Lincecum is the push he gets with his back leg. He actually leaps forward a good 2 feet. I always wished RJ would have done that, instead he just kinda falls over.

EDIT: Neato beat me to it, I got caught in the middle of post and had to do work.
I ain't askin' nobody for nothin, If I can't get it on my own. - Charlie Daniels
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2112
Joined: 3 Apr 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Wright here

Re: best pitching motion?

Postby silverZ » Wed May 06, 2009 3:22 pm

Can someone post BJ Ryan's motion? :-P

How about Halladay or Santana? They've been the 2 most consistant pitchers the past 5-6 years. Doc has that mini-Nomo type turn his back to the hitter to crank up the toruqe then drive toward the plate.

Greinke is another one with the hip turn I think.
Here's the pitch on the way, a swing and a belt! Left field! Way back! BLUE JAYS WIN!
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2963
(Past Year: 74)
Joined: 29 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Toronto


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues

Today's Games
Thursday, Jul. 31
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Chi White Sox at Detroit
(1:08 pm)
Colorado at Chi Cubs
(2:20 pm)
St. Louis at San Diego
(3:40 pm)
Philadelphia at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Seattle at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
LA Angels at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Miami
(7:10 pm)
Toronto at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Minnesota at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Pittsburgh at Arizona
(9:40 pm)
Atlanta at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact