Tag: ucl

A Velocity Tip That’s Better Than Weighted Balls (and Safer)

In Season 2, Episode 6 of The Fix, Joe Janish and Angel Borrelli discuss in detail Justin Verlander‘s triceps cramp, why it happened, his risk of continuing to pitch with it, how the issue can be fixed, and what pitchers should do if they suffer similar symptoms. In doing so, Angel explains the scientific process of diagnosing and fixing pitching mechanics from the perspective of a kinesiologist. Also, Angel uses Masahiro Tanaka‘s minor UCL tear as an example of what can happen when pitchers pitch through major injuries.

Additionally, Angel answers a question from a listener regarding whether weighted balls and weighted ball programs are worthwhile for improving pitching performance.

Finally, listeners are treated to a free tip to increase a baseball pitcher’s velocity, and it has to do with maximum external rotation.

Above is the photo that Angel refers to in the podcast during her velocity tip.


Homer Bailey’s Mechanical Flaw and How To Fix It

Reds pitcher Homer Bailey pitching motion follow through

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey has had multiple arm issues throughout his big-league career, and many of them can be traced to mechanical flaws in his pitching delivery.

In Season 2, Episode 2 of The Fix, baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli explains one of the flaws and how it can be fixed.

Additionally, the scientist explains what “warming up” means and how pitchers should approach and execute a proper warmup routine.

Finally, Angel reveals a pitching velocity secret that every pitcher can work on.

Above and below are photos of Homer Bailey that go with subject matter presented in the podcast.

cincinnati reds pitcher homer bailey follow through