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Friday, November 17, 2006

The Baseball Analysts: Albert: Restoring the Balance of Tim Hudson

Breaking down Tim Hudson’s mechanics…with Jeff Albert.

There is no way for me to know for certain which drills Hudson is actually doing, why he may choose the particular drills, or if they are producing the results he desires. But now that you have an idea of the general adjustments he is trying to make, what is your answer to the original questions: are these the best adjustments and are they working?

Lastly, it is only fair that I offer my suggestions. Hudson, just like any other player, tries to keep his mechanics simple, and there is no need to get elaborate with drills and solutions. A little more ‘sit’ as he begins towards the plate rather than trying to ‘stay back,’ and allow the front arm to work up a little more. That’s it from me. If you were pitching coach what would you do?

Repoz Posted: November 17, 2006 at 02:47 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Latnam's first name is Bob Lemon's middle name Posted: November 17, 2006 at 04:56 PM (#2240422)
If you were pitching coach what would you do?
Quit, and rehire Leo.
   2. Honkie Kong Posted: November 17, 2006 at 05:02 PM (#2240428)
Last year, we would hear the Hudson and Mcdowell were working on his mechanics almost constantly..
He would have couple of decent starts, then crap the bed in the next 2..
and what do you know, there would be a report that Mcdowell/Hudson had an extended bullpen session to tinker with his mechanics cos McDowell spotted something..
At some point, if you start worrying more about your mechanics than getting the damn ball to the plate, you are ######! I think he needs to go with one thing, and get his confidence back..

difference between 2005/2006 : Hudson supposedly worked out extensively in most offseasons, but last year was told to take it easy to help his oblique and not strain it anymore...it worked, he didn't have oblique problems!!
   3. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 17, 2006 at 06:57 PM (#2240560)
At some point, if you start worrying more about your mechanics than getting the damn ball to the plate, you are ######!


Amen.

If McDowell is "spotting something" every couple of starts, that's a pretty clear indication to me that he and Hudson are overthinking the problem, and that the best thing to do is to go back to something simple, perhaps along the lines that Jeff suggests.

-- MWE
   4. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: November 17, 2006 at 07:41 PM (#2240602)
Just looking at Hudson's mechanics leads one to easily speculate his arm is getting out in front of his body, which makes the fastball tail right down the middle, especially to left-handed hitters. See: Javy Vazquez.

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