"You can't really link pitches to Innings that simply because 40 pitch Innings exist and what about a pitcher who throws two consecutive 40 pitch Innings is that two days of rest? that's 85 pitches is probably more like 4 days and rest, so…"
"Coaches need to track every high-effort throw toward whatever pitch count you have set for a player. I believe counts should be determined by a pitcher's ability to display similar mechanics and results throughout an outing. I also believe that…"
"Bat charts are a good place to start, but it's best to try a few bats before purchasing. You want a bat that allows you to control the barrel through the zone and swing with enough speed. For youth players who may outgrow a bat quickly, it may…"
"I agree that you don't want to come down on the ball. That part is correct. A pitch that has a downward angle meeting up with a bat on an opposing downward angle needs high precision to intersect "squarely." The bat should be on plane…"
"I pitched and caught from the age of 9 up through HS and American Legion. I also played amateur baseball in my 20s, 30s and I'm getting ready for the over 50 league. I still throw +80 mph and I've never hurt my arm with the exception of a…"
"The younger the kids, the more they can benefit from group drills. As they get older and begin to specialize, these groups need to get smaller and the practice needs to be tailored to specific deficiencies of the specialized group. The goal should…"
"BP and soft toss should be thrown from a natural overhand arm slot from a standing position and not while sitting in a chair or on a bucket. The idea is to allow the hitter to pick up the ball from release - just like in a game situation. Also set…"
average power to all fields, increased power to the alleys and down the 3rd base line when batting right handed. will hit to all fields, but prefers to drive the away pitch from either side of the plate
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
2 seamer induces ground balls, curve and 4 seam tend to get popped up, lots of curves are taken for strikes. throws upper 70s to low 80s with slowest curve around 68 mph and 4 seam around 82. throws change ups inside to RH hitters and away to LH hitters
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Coach Fast Pitch Softball, Umpire Baseball, Umpire Fast Pitch Softball, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, 18+, 30+, 40+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, 30+
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, High School, American Legion, AAU, 30+
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Derek Jeter because he could drive the ball hard to the opposite field. That helps an offense because runners can take extra bases on singles and it also leads to hitting doubles and triples into the RCF gap.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Bruce Hurst because I pitched like a RH version of him. My all time favorite to watch was Pedro Martinez because we are about the same size and I always liked his competitive fire.
More About Me:
I enjoy working with as many teams as I can to help improve their total game. I will watch each player and determine strengths and weaknesses then determine a practice regimen that challenges them to keep resetting the bar, enhances their strengths, and continues to make them better overall.
Coach Paul- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
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