Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, February 28, 2014

Star-Telegram: Rangers pitcher Buckel ready to shine after forgettable year

Keith Comstock, the Rangers’ rehab pitching coordinator;

“To be honest, about 50 percent of pitchers have some form of the yips. Whether it’s throwing a pitch out, trying to intentionally walk a guy, throwing to first base, most guys have something. It’s just not as noticeable as a guy who can’t play catch or can’t throw a strike.”

Shake the hand of the guy sitting next to you.  You’ve just shaken the hand of a guy with the yips.  Or not, if he reached over and missed.

Seriously, though, this is a more interesting item than your usual “best shape of his life” ST story.  The physiology and psychology of pro sports balance on a knife edge, and if you fall, your ERA can go up tenfold.

BDC Posted: February 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: pitching mechanics, psychology, rangers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Boxkutter Posted: February 28, 2014 at 04:39 PM (#4664256)
I drafted him in the final round of my DMB League's 2011 Summer Draft. He was mostly still unknown at the time but I read some stuff I liked. A year later, other owners in my league thought I had the steal of the draft by taking Buckel when I did. I still have him stashed on my reserves and hopes he turns it around. I've been following him closely for a couple years now and if I was frustrated last year, I can't imagine how bad it was for him.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
robinred
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3462 - 1:00pm, Jul 29)
Last: A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-29-2014
(29 - 12:59pm, Jul 29)
Last: Perry

NewsblogABC News: ‘Capital Games’: How Congress Saved the Baseball Hall of Fame
(19 - 12:54pm, Jul 29)
Last: Booey

NewsblogGossage on Bonds, McGwire Hall hopes: ‘Are you f–king kidding?’
(147 - 12:50pm, Jul 29)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(496 - 12:49pm, Jul 29)
Last: Swedish Chef

NewsblogBarney + cash to Dodgers for PTBNL
(27 - 12:47pm, Jul 29)
Last: Der-K and the statistical werewolves.

NewsblogTrader Jack? As Seattle's GM struggles to complete deals, some rival executives wonder | FOX Sports
(2 - 12:44pm, Jul 29)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogFull Count » Tim Kurkjian on MFB: ‘I’m going to say that Jon Lester is not going to be traded’
(11 - 12:44pm, Jul 29)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogMelky Cabrera smashed a windshield with a homer
(7 - 12:43pm, Jul 29)
Last: Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio

NewsblogFormer OF Jason Lane takes loss in first start
(37 - 12:40pm, Jul 29)
Last: BDC

NewsblogO'Connor: Tulo looks more A-Rod than Jeter
(32 - 12:30pm, Jul 29)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogDmitri Young explains his amazing weight loss
(35 - 11:40am, Jul 29)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogHall of Fame Announces Changes to Voting Process for Recently Retired Players, Effective Immediately
(108 - 11:22am, Jul 29)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogDeadspin: David Ortiz Pissed Off the Rays Again
(56 - 10:39am, Jul 29)
Last: Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1957 Discussion
(8 - 10:28am, Jul 29)
Last: DL from MN

Page rendered in 0.1378 seconds
53 querie(s) executed