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Joel Wetherell
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Don Ervin left a comment for Joel Wetherell
"Joel. You certainly could not pick a favorite hitter better than the great one, Mr. Ted Williams. My favorite all around pitcher and/or pitching person was and still is, an old timer by the name of, Johnny Sain who won 20 games four times and became…"
Nov 27, 2013
Joel Wetherell replied to Justin Wong's discussion Arm Strength and Speed for an Infielder?
"Well, it can't hurt to throw at least 85 with control at any position.   Are they talking about Major league players?  I would think arm strength at 2nd and 1st base positions to be more forgiving."
Nov 27, 2013
Joel Wetherell updated their profile
Sep 17, 2013
Joel Wetherell replied to Shaun Reed's discussion 4day pitching plan
"Shaun, only suggestion I have is what the bullpen routine consists of.   I see too many players at the HS and college levels waste valuable time (especially in a quick relief situation) because they lack a methodology.   Every…"
Sep 13, 2013
Joel Wetherell replied to Larry Cicchiello's discussion Which Side Of The Rubber Should A Pitcher Use? in the group Pitching Coaches and Instructors
"Larry, just for clarification, do you mean which end? "
Sep 17, 2012
Joel Wetherell replied to Shaun Reed's discussion Sinker in the group Pitching Coaches and Instructors
"Shaun, I throw side-arm.  So all I do is position my fingers like a 2-seam fastball, on the seams at the narrowist point.  I do not apply much pressure.  The ball sinks just enough that the batter tops the ball to get a ground…"
Aug 29, 2011
Joel Wetherell commented on Shaun Reed's blog post Pitching Questions
"shaun, what is his arm angle? 90deg, 45?"
Aug 27, 2010
Joel Wetherell replied to Patrick Roy's discussion Blisters
"Let's not forget about the feet! I recently used super glue to cap the bottom of big toe. It's non-toxic and works great! Recommended by nurses everywhere for cuts."
Aug 18, 2010

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
225 lbs
Position(s):
P
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Power
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Ground ball
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, College, 18+, 30+, 40+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Babe Ruth, 30+
Softball Playing Experience:
Fast Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Ted Williams, pure hitter in an era when players were not babied.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Nolan Ryan, longevity, integrity and respect for the game.
More About Me:
Active member of semi-pro ball team, Lunenburg Phillies. Manage website assist in coaching duties. Married 25 years, 3 children. Employed 27 years semiconductor industry, presently by Intel Corp.
Website:
http://www.lunenburgphillies.com

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At 3:49pm on November 27, 2013, Don Ervin said…

Joel.

You certainly could not pick a favorite hitter better than the great one, Mr. Ted Williams. My favorite all around pitcher and/or pitching person was and still is, an old timer by the name of, Johnny Sain who won 20 games four times and became the master of molding/fusing together the physical and mental aspects of his pitchers who also won 20 or more games more than once. his player to coach respect was and still is unparalleled.

Reducing velocity is not the logical or successful answer to gain control of one's pitched balls.

                                                 {SPEED KILLS.}

{DO NOT KILL YOUR SPEED.}

 {CONTROLLED} {SPEED}is the essence of one's overall success in sports, granted there are a hand full of athletes, especially pitchers who have in the past been able to have success without having a lot of speed. when one reduces velocity for control one  will have to somewhere along the line need to boost up the velocity lost. this yo yo method is very unsuccessful, what one needs to do is to work in such a way that improves control without slowing down velocity which the average amateur who is not on top of the game of intricate experience and knowledge does not understand due to the fact that they are not keen students of the game of baseball  they do not apply on going learning of the all around aspects of individual player skills. their attitude is, well, this is the way I did it when I played, which is not good enough  their knowledge is based on past lower level playing and learning experience's, and opinion which, believe it or not does not actually qualify one to  be a knowledgeable teacher of the game, those who futilely attempt to teach on opinion are guessing along the way and are being totally unfair to those they attempt to teach. they can tell how they do or have done it  which is usually not the way youngsters need to learn, Teaching is a whole different animal than just physically doing which most coaches, parents and athletes do not understand. Most youngsters are being futilely taught by those who have never experienced what they are attempting to teach or by those who either pitch or have pitched but do not have a clue as to how to teach/convey proper pitching mechanics/fundamentals to an aspiring young pitcher.

Never reduce  controlled speed/ momentum for pitched ball control learn the body mechanics that determine how to gain control and how to maintain and improve controlled velocity at the same time, which are a series of sequenced chained reactive body movements to be executed at the proper time in their proper sequence.

Sports science research via. Dr. James Andrews and his associates at their American Sports Medicine research institute in Bermingham Alabama along with other scientific research expert followers such as Dr. Tom House, Brent Pourciau and others too numerous to mention have brought to the baseball information table that a pitchers body in movement/motion from the rubber to it's final flat back finish fielding position should function within a series of sequenced, chained reactive body movements to be executed at the proper time in their proper sequence, they have also brought to the table as to how the pitchers body in forward movement should function, {Indifference} as to how the pitchers body in forward movement does,{Very negatively} function.

so it is up to all concerned to learn what these body movements are,  and what their timing and chained reactive sequence of movements are.

It is stated by Dr. Tom House that no matter what kind of a pitcher one may be, fast ball er, slow ball er, curve ball er, etc,. their mechanics are all basically the same.

Don Ervin

dfervin32@yhoo.com

At 6:39pm on October 27, 2008, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Joel!

Take a look around the site... among other things here, you can customize your own page, upload photos, audio, and videos, blog, and create group and team pages.

Will you please invite your friends, teammates, and fellow coaches to join? Just click HERE, enter their email addresses, and click "send".

We've also just recently added the LIVE "Clubhouse Chat" feature. You can chat publicly with CheckSwing community or privately with a friend. It's located on the right-hand side of all CheckSwing.net pages.

Also, you can use CheckSwing.net to track responses to events such as tryouts and tournaments. Your players can customize their pages as their baseball resumes and get free exposure in the growing baseball community. Let me know if you need any help setting things up.

Enjoy the site and have fun!
At 5:48pm on October 27, 2008, Bill Stanton said…
Joel- Welcome to CheckSwing! Please take a look around, make new connections and have a great time on the site. If you could invite your friends, coaches and teammates to join us as well that would be great. Enjoy!
At 1:11pm on October 27, 2008, BILL SANDILLO said…
Joel - I will send you some training info and info on Predator soon ............don't forget to join the Predator USA group as well. I send stuff to the group all the time. Thanks...
At 10:36am on October 27, 2008, BILL SANDILLO said…
Joel:

I am looking for travel teams (9u - 18U) across the country and coordibnators in every region. Join the Predator group and if interested I will send you info. Thanks...
 
 
 

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