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The Fix with Angel Borrelli
hosted by Joe Janish

Information, Solutions, and Troubleshooting for the baseball pitcher

We want your questions, so...

If there is any question that you want asked/answered on our program, please e-mail me personally at angel@gymscience.com.

The intent of this program is to provide immediate strategies and solutions for our pitchers so they can avoid becoming part of the injury crisis that is so prevalent in baseball. This program is for youth pitchers, professional pitchers, parents of pitchers, and coaches. I promise food for thought with a new and refreshing approach. It's full of insights, education and information, training tips, and more.
 

About my fantastic host, Joe Janish
Joe is the founder of FixingPitchers.com, a resource helping baseball pitchers understand why injuries occur and how they can be prevented. He also writes for ESPN's SweetSpot Network and is a baseball instructor at Akadema’s ProPlayer Academy in Hawthorne, NJ. Joe earned NCAA Division 1 All-American honors as a catcher for St. Peter’s College and was the pitching coach for St. Peter’s most successful season, when the team was MAAC champion and made its first and only appearance in the NCAA Regionals. Through the years, Joe has coached several players who went on to play pro ball, including a few lucky enough to make it to MLB.


 Podcasts

Episode 14, October 23rd - 2018 Season

This Week

Angel and Joe kick off the fall/ winter episodes with their Engineering the Pitcher series.

In this episode’s first segment, “Who’s Your Daddy”, Angel answers the most frequently asked questions from fathers. She talks about creating a calendar for reentry from off-season, how to plan showcases, whether or not a pitcher should have an off-season, etc.

In the second segment, “All it Takes is All You Got”, Angel talks strength training for pitchers and suggests Priority Training the rear shoulder for the next three weeks. The videos of the exercises are available on the Angel Borrelli Pitching You Tube Channel


 

Episode 13, October 4th - 2018 Season

This Week

In the Lessons from the MLB, Joe and Angel discuss the use of stats during the game to determine when to pull a pitcher. Angel shares an innovative idea for MLB teams to consider that could help them take additional care of their pitchers.

In the Teaching Moment, front-leg knee mechanics is discussed. Using a photo presentation that you can see on her YouTube Channel, she discusses how the common habit of pulling and extending the front knee backward, away from the target, costs velocity as well as knee health. You won’t believe what you will see in the still-shots with regard to the release point. A picture truly is worth a thousand words.

And in the 9th inning, Angel gives coaches another tool to help them protect their pitchers’ valuable arms. You will get specific information as to the connection between where a pitcher says he his hurting and where in his mechanics you should look for the possible cause. This is a don’t-miss segment for all coaches.

https://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel


 

Episode 12, September 20th - 2018 Season

This Week

In the Lessons from the MLB, Angel and Joe discuss the newest statistics on the high number of TJ surgeries. Angel weighs in on her thoughts about not only the reason, but what needs to happen so make a dent in this issue. You won’t want to miss her common sense approach to a solution.

In the Teaching Moment, Angel instructs on a common flaw she often sees that not only robs the pitcher of velocity but is one of the easiest adjustments to make. Please visit Angel Borrelli Pitching on YouTube to see what you're hearing. With the aid of the photos on her You Tube Channel, Angel Borrelli Pitching, coaches and pitchers will have an easy understanding of how to make sure they are not leaving miles-per-hour on the mound.

And in the 9th Inning, Angel discusses her philosophy that many injuries and surgeries can be prevented with early intervention and not turning a blind-eye to what your body is saying to you. She provides a checklist for specific and general indicators that a problem might be brewing in your pitching arm.

Running log of Tommy John Surgeries

Angel Borrelli Pitching - First Pitch Strike Warm-Up and Recovery Program


 

Episode 11, September 6th - 2018 Season

This Week

In the Lesson from the MLB segment, Angel and Joe discuss when not “to take a lesson” from the MLB with Angel giving you a checklist to think about before you decide to try something a little left of center.

In the Teaching Moment, with live drills, Angel teaches you how to teach your pitchers the angle of an efficient arm at stride foot contact. Please visit Angel Borrelli Pitching on YouTube to see what you're hearing.

And in the 9th Inning, back by popular demand, is a discussion of high school pitch-count rules and Angel’s serious concern because of the disparity among states and the lack of proper recovery by most states for high pitch-count appearances.


 

Episode 10, August 24th - 2018 Season

Big news!
Angel has launched a YouTube channel for further in-depth pitching education. This episode is the first that implements the channel as a supplement to the podcast -- so you can see what Angel is explaining.

Lessons from MLB
MLB is doing things with the intent to protect pitchers, such as following specific pitch counts, setting maximum innings limits for the season, using the "piggyback system," starting the game with an "opener," and other methods. Additionally, MLB is analyzing and implementing statistics that are changing pitchers' roles and altering the fabric of the game. Are these efforts working, or are they not seeing the forest for the trees?

Teaching Moment
With images used for illustration, Angel explains where the arm needs to be at front foot contact and how to diagnose a late arm. And, she explains the dangers and risk factors of a late arm. Please visit Angel Borrelli Pitching on YouTube to see what you're hearing.

9th Inning Angel discusses the constraints that high school and other youth coaches face with league-imposed pitch count limitations -- and rest and recovery guidelines -- and how to work within them to best keep pitchers safe and performing to their peak ability.


 

Episode 9, August 10th - 2018 Season

This Week

Troubleshooting the 7 most common glove arm flaws

In the Lessons from the MLB segment, Angel and Joe explain why a clean MRI is not necessarily good news, but rather a reason to continue investigation into the problem that brought you to the doctor’s in the first place.

In the Teaching Moment, Angel talks about the frequency with which the glove arm causes problems to the delivery. She discusses the seven most common flaws and educates on how to troubleshoot.

And in the Ninth Inning, Angel talks about the effects of fatigue on the medial elbow and discusses the meaning of some interesting recent research.

Episode 8, July 27th - 2018 Season

This Week

The 7 Best Exercises To Prevent Tommy John Surgery

Can a pitcher succeed both as a starter and a reliever? In the "Lessons from the MLB" segment, Joe and Angel discuss the differences between starters and closers, as well as the important details that a coach should remember when deciding to use a pitcher in both roles.

In "The Teaching Moment," Angel provides a seven-exercise complete workout for the forearms, wrists and fingers that strengthen the muscles needed to keep the pitcher's elbow safe and help prevent UCL injuries. And, she calls on all pitchers to make the month of August the month when they get serious about getting the forearms big and strong to offset the high risk they have for injury to the elbow.

Finally, in "The Ninth Inning," Angel explains why using radar guns in bullpens may not be a good idea.