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

Joe Janish has been coaching baseball for 20+ years, and playing for 30+. He was a D-1 ABCA All-American catcher in 1992, when he finished in the top 15 in the nation in hitting. He also coached at the D-1 level, and currently provides private instruction to serious baseball players in the NY/NJ/PA area.
  1. Reply Homer March 13, 2015 at 10:06 am

    […] Photo reference for The Fix Season 2 Episode 2 […]

  2. […] If you’re wondering what I think of Max Scherzer’s mechanics, I don’t like them. They scare me, and always have. Knowing more now than I did seven years ago (and realizing just how little I know in the process), what I can say for sure is that his arm is often behind where it needs to be at foot strike — not always, but sometimes. He also could do a better job of “releasing” his elbow after releasing the baseball. If you want to know what that means, listen to this podcast. […]

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