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Re: best pitching motion?

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

Good find Steve-O

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