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The Hidden Pitch Count That's Causing Tommy John Surgeries [ARTICLE]

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The possibility of needing Tommy John surgery is a dark cloud that hangs over baseball players, especially pitchers and catchers. Some wonder when, not whether, they will have to...... Continue

Increase Your Pitching Velocity With These 3 Exercises [ARTICLE]

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Often when athletes are figuring out how to increase their pitching velocity, they leave out a key component. Yes, they should be squatting to build up their legs and doing rotational med...... Continue

How to Warm Up Without a Bullpen [ARTICLE]

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I've written a number of posts about the need for all pitchers to warm-up properly before games. One of the biggest mistakes pitchers make is not warming up correctly. This is why many pitchers...... Continue

Pre-Season Baseball Throwing Program for a Healthy and Durable Arm [ARTICLE]

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It's no longer a secret that youth sports injuries are an epidemic on the rise, and injuries related to baseball throwing and pitching are at the forefront. Every spring, baseball players break out their gear and immediately put the pedal to the...... Continue

Common Pitching Mistakes [ARTICLE]

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Being someone they are not. The first step for a pitcher who wants to be successful is determining what type of pitcher they are instead of focusing on what kind of pitcher they wish to be. By this I mean that the pitcher needs to be honest with hi... Continue

When you bat after the pitcher [ARTICLE]

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At the levels below pro ball, you may find the pitcher batting anywhere in the line-up. On many high school teams and even some college teams, the pitcher may be one of the best hitters on the team and often is located in the center of...... Continue

Should Pitchers Ice After Throwing to Prevent Shoulder Injuries? [ARTICLE]

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In a sport as rooted in tradition as baseball, some habits go back so far that nobody stops to think about whether they're actually useful. Phrases like "roll the wrists at contact" while hitting, or the idea that baseball players should not lift wei... Continue

Rotator Cuff Exercises (and More) for Pitchers [ARTICLE]

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Many pitchers report shoulder or elbow pain at some point in their careers, limiting participation. But many of these injuries may be preventable by keeping a safe pitch count, ensuring proper throwing mechanics, maintaining range of motion and...... Continue

Developing the Pitcher-Catcher Relationship [ARTICLE]

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One of the rockiest relationships in sports, and one of the most important, is the relationship between pitchers and catchers. Big egos and strong opinions can easily get in the way. To work together in harmony to get the job done, these players...... Continue

Learn to Throw the Thumb Splitter [ARTICLE]

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The original splitter made famous by Bruce Sutter has since been utilized by many pitchers on every level. Unfortunately, it has also attributed to many elbow injuries along the way. Perfecting the pitch and avoiding injury has been a double-edged...... Continue