Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pitch command comes from the way you move down the mound.


 Dylan Cease will have a more effective off-speed pitch by eliminating his initial core tilt.
When you actively stride, push off the rubber, lead with your front hip or let gravity take you straight down the mound, you'll forever struggle to put together back-to-back good outings???

There’s no excuse for spotty command, only reasons!

When you move straight down the mound, your lower half comes toward the plate faster than your upper body.
With your lower body moving ahead of your upper body, before you can complete your delivery, you’re forced to use your legs to bring your upper body over your lower half.

Where do good outings come from?
You have a good outing when you develop a “feel” for your legs bringing your body back to vertical at the same pace on every pitch. 

How do bad outings happen?
When you can’t “feel” the right tempo, your various body-alignments mean you’re going to  fight each hitter on every pitch.

Since a productive “feel” is nearly impossible to carry from one outing to the next, wouldn’t you get better results by permanently eliminating tempo as the reason for your poor outings? 

Want to expect a good outing every time you take the mound?

When you finish your front leg lift with your core already vertical, instead of moving straight down the mound, you can rotate toward the plate.

By rotating down the mound, you …
  • Finish your stride with your core already vertical,
  • Completely remove tempo as a reason for your poor outings,
  • Permanently bridge the gap between your best and worst outings, and
  • Come to expect every outing to be a good one.

As a bonus, when you complete your stride with your core already vertical, your legs actively engage with the rest of your body to let you ...

  • Live down in the zone,  
  • Induce misses and weak ground-balls, 
  • Throw all your pitches into your target, 
  • Stay away from big innings, 
  • Execute a game plan, 
  • Possess a collection of pitches. 
  • Show a clean and repeatable delivery, 
  • Go deep into your outings, 
  • Maximize your velocity, 
  • Have late ball movement, 
  • Become extremely reliable, 
  • Repeat your arm slot,
  • Maintain your velocity throughout your starts, 
  • Keep hitters from barreling up the baseball, 
  • Have an effective three-pitch mix and   
  • Show emotional maturity. 

… on every pitch all the time!!!
When you eliminate your core tilt, you can expect a good outing every time you take the mound!

Every “what” deserves a “how”.

To discover “how” to end your starting position with an upright core and then spin around this vertical axis, visit the Pro Pitching Institute.

No excuses, only reasons.

There’s no excuse for your worst outings not being as good as your best. Your first step to removing this gap is to pick up your cell phone, call “Skip” at 856-281-2596 and schedule your FREE 20-minute, Pro Pitching Institute Fast-Track Pitching Session.

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Skip Fast
Expert Pitching Coach
Professional Pitching Institute
E-Mail: skip@propitchinginstitute.com
Cell or Text: 856-281-2596

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