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10 Dumbest Pitching Myths

10 Dumbest Pitching Myths

1. “He’s a pitcher, not an athlete.” My answer to this is to call security and have the fool who said this removed from the field. The opposite is true. The top athlete on the field should be the guy on the mound. The whole stadium stares at one guy, the pitcher. The game depends on him delivering the right pitch so the defense can get the hitter out. In order...

Scouts pay close attention to 60 yard dash speed

Scouts pay close attention to 60 yard dash speed

After a lifetime on baseball fields from Texas to South Florida, from Venezuela to Taiwan, the one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the waste. I consistently see baseball talent waste critical time. To make it at the next level of baseball, you have to Hit, Hit for power, Field, Throw and Run. Time should be spent developing all five baseball skills, but...

Radar Gun Robots

Radar Gun Robots

Pitchers are fed a steady stream of misinformation. Probably the most damaging fairy tale is about velocity measured by the radar gun. Hollywood movies typically show the hero pitcher hitting 100 mph on the gun as he strikes out the side. Coaches, players, parents, scouts, recruiters, and the media play into this fantasy. Throwing fast is not necessarily...