Pitching Philosophy

  • Last updated Aug. 27, 2015
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ATTENTION PITCHERS: One of the big misconceptions in baseball is that playing the game keeps you in shape to pitch. I wish that was true. It's not. To get to the next level, preparation matters. Big league pitchers spend far more time preparing to pitch than actually pitching. If you believe adding velocity could be critical to your success, check out my proven programs for pitchers of all ages.

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Establishing a pitching philosophy is key to being successful on the mound. This includes:

1. Hard Work – there is no substitute! Outwork, outlearn, and prepare yourself to
be the best!


2. Perfect Practice – Practice does not make perfect – perfect practice makes
perfect! If you are going to do something – do it right! Learn the right way.


3. Mental Preparation – if we have prepared ourselves physically we will have
confidence in our abilities. Concentration, focused, positive attitude, goals,
aggressiveness.

Pitching Goals

1. Strike One – Statistics say a hitter with an (0-1) count vs. (1-0) count has a .100 point lower average. 2. Pitch to advantage counts. (0-1, 0-2, 1-2) Make the hitter hit your pitch. 3. Eliminate the free pass (walks, HBP) There is no defense for a walk! Walks score! 4. Let your defense work for you. 65% of all balls hit in fair territory are outs. We want the ball hit in fair territory before a 3-ball count! (3-0, 3-1, 3-2) 5. Reverse Pitching – be able to throw an off-speed pitch in disadvantage counts. (1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2) 6. One Pitch at a Time! – the only pitch you can control is the next one. You can’t do anything about the past. You can control the future. A negative pitch you threw can affect future pitches if you do not pitch one pitch at a time!

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One of the big misconceptions in baseball is that playing the game keeps you in shape to pitch. I wish that was true. It's not. To get to the next level, preparation matters. Big league pitchers spend far more time preparing to pitch than actually pitching.

If you believe adding velocity could be critical to your success, check out my proven programs for pitchers of all ages.

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