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Best Baseball Pitching Drills
There are many great baseball pitching drills out there for pitchers to use. As a matter of fact, there are hundreds of baseball pitching drills out there for a pitcher to choose from. So how do we, as pitchers, know which pitching drills are good for us? Well, I took the guess work out of it and compiled, in my opinion, the best baseball pitching drills for you to use.
Below, what you'll find is a compilation of the best baseball pitching drills. I believe that we should use pitching drills to help us correct any flaws we may be having in our pitching delivery. If you are just using a pitching drill because you think drills will help you throw harder, then you are waisting your time. But if you know why you are doing a certain pitching drill, and perform it correctly, it can definitely help you gain some velocity when pitching and most importantly, keep you free from injury.
The way I look at it is, we are the doctor and if our mechanics get sick, we need to know the right medicine to give them. This medicine is the pitching drills. With that being said, here are the best baseball pitching drills that you can use to be a better pitcher.
#1 - MLB Pitcher Stevie Delabar's Favorite Pitching Drill
Stevie was my roommate/teammate for a few years in Minor League Baseball so when he made it to the MLB, I got to interview him. One of the questions I asked Stevie was, "what is your favorite pitching drill?". Here is Stevie's answer and then a quick demonstration of the pitching drill. By the way, Stevie was a 2013 MLB All-Star!
#2 - The 2 Best Baseball Pitching Drills
Ok, so I know this whole page has the best baseball pitching drills on it, but out of this whole page, these are my two most favorite drills. The first is the wall drill and the second is the rocker drill. The second drill in this video is the same as Stevie's favorite pitching drill, but I go into a little further detail on how to perform this pitching drill correctly. Check it out!
#3 - The Broomstick Curveball Drill
I learned this pitching drill from Coach Scott Birchler who was a high school coach at our rival high school but as I got older and made the transition from player to coach, he helped me a lot. This pitching drill that he taught me is great for any pitcher who wants to be more consistent with their curveball or slider and fixes two of the biggest problems in guys who throw these pitches, dropping that elbow and not finishing the pitch.
#4 - The Net Pitching Drill
For this pitching drill you don't necessarily need a net. You can use a wall or another person. But the idea is to have something behind the pitcher that will let the pitcher know if he has broken his hands too early or is not gaining enough ground going forward. This is a great pitching drill if done correctly and will promote torque as well as linear momentum. Check the vid for more of an explanation!
#5 - Pitching Drills for Accuracy
Do you really need to do pitching drills to get better accuracy? In this baseball pitching drills video I suggest otherwise and offer 4 tips to become more accurate in your pitching. This is a good one!
#5 - Arm Action Pitching Drills
Here are some arm action pitching drills to get the feel of how the arms work in the pitching delivery. These drills are great to get the arms loose and free flowing.
#6 - Pitching Mechanics
What kind of coach would I be if I didn't give you what you want (pitching drills) and then show you what you need to understand (baseball pitching mechanics). So, this is not necessarily a drill, but I do think you need to understand these concepts of pitching and how the pitching delivery works. Please watch the videos below.
You can find more baseball pitching mechanics videos at this link, but I just wanted to share those few with you. This way you can understand why you are doing some of the pitching drills mentioned above.
There are also more pitching drills listed below that are not above. So if you get a chance, check some of those out as well. I really hope this helps. Please contact me if you have any questions by subscribing to my emails and then clicking reply. I hope to talk to you soon!