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| posted on 3-10-2012 at 01:53 PM||
This is my first video, still working on the quality. This is my third session of the year, arm strength is weak at this point trying to build it up,
and as always working on killing the spin. Hope you all enjoy.
[Edited on 3-10-2012 by zstan3]
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| posted on 3-19-2012 at 03:11 AM||
|The slow mo doesn't do it justice, guys. This guy here, Zach, has a cannon. He's got mid-to-upper-80's velocity and has the
potential to be the next RA Dickey. |
Great head position, Zach. You really reach out in front to release that butterfly.
Use your height and reach. Here's a fact:
For every 12 inches closer to the plate you release the ball, you add the perception of 3mph to your pitch
Which means the farther out in front you get your release, the faster the ball appears to the hitter. Ever heard of "sneaky fast"
You can break it down even further - for every 4 inches you increase you perceived velocity by 1mph. So, everyone should be working for that extra
four inches. Get a more aggressive stride and keep you head in the right position.
Can't see your lower half, but don't get lazy with those legs.
Like I told Dustin, go buy a mouthpiece and drive so hard off that leg that you chomp down on it. You'll notice that as you concentrate on that
your subconscious mind will take over the delivery of the knuckleball and you'll throw better butterflies.
| posted on 4-1-2012 at 09:46 PM||
|Dave C. Checking In|
I know the date, but don't think this is a prank, Zach.
I just checked out your video.
Nice slow-mo showing real consistency in your delivery. It looks like you're really driving it in there. Good power mechanics that ought to fool
batters. On fine points of the mechanics and delivery, I have to defer to our board's guru, Chris Nowlin. If he gives you a stamp of approval,
you've got it all going.
I'd have to agree with Chris: Keep firing those and you just might have something.
You obviously have more velocity than you did when you fired a bunch into my pitching screen, but you had good mechanics back then. I should see if I
still have a camera that'll play the tape. Yes, I still have the tape.
How old were you when I shot that? Maybe 14? I don't remember.
Message to Bill O'Reilly: Sorry, but THIS is the "No Spin Zone!"