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Information Age Shapes Pitching | BaseballAmerica.com

Technology has helped increase pitching velocity, first with the promulgation of the radar gun, second in the improvement of training techniques for pitchers. It has not seemed to help pitchers throw more strikes.

“Command is more important than velocity at times,” Meyer said, “especially the higher you go up. You can throw 97, but if you’re down the middle and you have one pitch, you’re going to get beat.”

Technology (the Internet) has spread information about velocity training, and players have far more information now than they used to have.

Teams haven’t always reacted well to the rush of information. Many teams’ throwing programs in the minors still employ a one-size-fits-all formula, from how much time pitchers have to warm up to how far they can throw to what they should do in the offseason.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2017 at 02:02 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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