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Pitching Mechanics - The Perfect Release Point
When it comes to pitching and the release point, you hear many different things. One of the most common things I always heard growing up was to reach out there and get extended.
But what does that really mean? Well, I'm here to show you what I believe is the perfect release point for pitching.
As you'll see in this video I made about the perfect release point for pitchers, each example is different and their line or angle can be at different degrees. But the one thing all these pitchers do the same is, they efficiently transfer force from their back foot through their release point while pitching.
There's two things that all great pitchers do the same when it comes to the perfect release point for pitchers.
1) At release point (the second the baseball leaves the pitcher's hand), they will have a straight line from their back heel (which will be off the rubber) up through their butt, up their back, up their arm, and out through their fingers. This tells us that they were at the perfect release point for pitching.
2) They use their front leg as leverage. At release point, great pitchers have a very strong front leg to throw against and to use as leverage. In the three examples I use in the video, two of them are all the way straight, and one is almost straight. The main thing is that the pitcher is using that front leg as leverage to pitch against.
Watch this video where I talk about the perfect release point for pitching and use Justin Verlander, Tim Lincecum, and Matt Moore as examples to show you the perfect release point for pitchers.
So, what do you think about these pitching mechanics at release point? Do you do this in your pitching mechanics at release point? Who do you think has better pitching mechanics, Justin Verlander, Tim Lincecum, or Matt Moore?
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