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Yankees have to question if Luis Severino belongs in big leagues | New York Post

Severino said he gets in trouble when he rushes.

“I have to practice more in the bullpen,’’ he said of repeating his delivery and not rushing. “Sometimes the pressure of the game, you start thinking about that. I have to keep working.’’

Severino owns a 5.08 ERA this spring.

“You have to be able to slow things down and relax,’’ said Girardi, who in his playing career was always there as a catcher to try to guide the way. “The pressure of pitching in New York, the pressure of pitching in Tampa, Toronto, Baltimore and Boston, there’s pressure pitching there, too, so you have to learn to control your mind and slow things down and make your pitch.’’

Jim Furtado Posted: March 20, 2017 at 06:24 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Cargo Cultist Posted: March 20, 2017 at 12:12 PM (#5419876)
Any baseball player who "gets in trouble when he rushes" has serious issues.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 20, 2017 at 12:22 PM (#5419887)
Any baseball player who "gets in trouble when he rushes" has serious issues.

Why? Generally "rushing" when you're doing something difficult is not a good thing. I would imagine every pitcher struggles if they rush their delivery.

If he can't learn to slow down, that's a real problwm. But, I'm sure a lot of young players have to struggle to control their excitement.
   3. Batman Posted: March 20, 2017 at 12:28 PM (#5419893)
Girardi, who in his playing career was always there as a catcher to try to guide the way
This according to several thank you cards from pitchers.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 20, 2017 at 12:53 PM (#5419925)
Ugh. I wish we could go back to when the conventional wisdom on effective pitching was "get into a nice, quick rhythm" rather than the answer always being "slow down, take more time."
   5. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: March 20, 2017 at 12:57 PM (#5419930)
I wish we could go back to when the conventional wisdom on effective pitching was "get into a nice, quick rhythm" rather than the answer always being "slow down, take more time."

Wish it all you want, but you face an uphill struggle. You think it's an accident that Pedro Baez and Steve Trachsel are the greatest pitchers in the history of the sport?
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: March 20, 2017 at 01:05 PM (#5419941)
“I have to practice more in the bullpen,’’ he said of repeating his delivery and not rushing. “Sometimes the pressure of the game, you start thinking about that. I have to keep working.’’


Ugh. I wish we could go back to when the conventional wisdom on effective pitching was "get into a nice, quick rhythm" rather than the answer always being "slow down, take more time."

Is he talking about rushing during the process of throwing, or rushing between pitches?
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 20, 2017 at 01:19 PM (#5419970)
Is he talking about rushing during the process of throwing, or rushing between pitches?

Does it really matter? It seems like the canned answer to just about any issue now is "slow things down."
   8. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 20, 2017 at 01:23 PM (#5419973)
Is he talking about rushing during the process of throwing, or rushing between pitches?

Nothing in the article makes me think he's talking about time between pitches.

Severino's talking about rpeating his delivery. It sounds like, when he gets amped up, he's rushing his delivery and missing his spots.
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: March 20, 2017 at 01:25 PM (#5419975)
Does it really matter? It seems like the canned answer to just about any issue now is "slow things down."


For our sake, it matters quite a bit. Not rushing in his delivery is a good thing*. Taking an additional five seconds between pitches sucks.

* Other than the fact that I want Yankee pitchers to pitch poorly.

   10. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 20, 2017 at 01:41 PM (#5420006)
For our sake, it matters quite a bit. Not rushing in his delivery is a good thing*. Taking an additional five seconds between pitches sucks.

Yes. And if the pitcher is repeating his delivery well, he's less likely to take the extra 10 seconds between pitches to walk around and gather himself.

Repeating your delivery, throwing well, and throwing quickly is a positive reinforcing loop. Almost no pitcher will work quickly when he's mechanics are crap.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 20, 2017 at 01:46 PM (#5420016)
For our sake, it matters quite a bit. Not rushing in his delivery is a good thing*. Taking an additional five seconds between pitches sucks.

I guess I was speaking more generally to what seems to be the standard advice these days rather than this specific situation.

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