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Week 2, April 8th - 2016 Season

This week

In this episode, baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli examines Jered Weaver's diminishing velocity and offers solutions that can help prevent loss of velocity by Weaver and other Major League Baseball pitchers.

Also, Angel provides a tip on improving location that involves the wrist, and gives pitching coaches a homework assignment.



Week 1, March 27th - 2016 Season

This week

Can Jarrod Parker ever pitch again? Is there a way pitchers can avoid the Verducci Effect without an innings limit? Should you consider data in predicting injuries?

In the first episode of Season 3 Episode 1 of The Fix, baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli explains

  • Why Jarrod Parker needs a third Tommy John surgery, and how he can avoid a fourth
  • How the Verducci Effect can be avoided with some simple math
  • Whether the Verducci Effect holds any weight
  • Why statistics are an imprecise way to predict pitching injuries

Additionally, Angel dispels three myths she hears from pitchers, coaches, and parents this time of year, and, finally, she provides a dead-simple tip to improve command.



Week 22, September 23rd - 2015 Season

This week

Today's Topics:

Around the MLB

  • Chris Heston of the SF Giants: some take-home messages to be learned from this young and promising pitcher
  • Special parting messages for coaches
  • Reminders for this off-season
  • Tips for the pre-season
  • And food-for-thought for your upcoming  2016 season

This week's topic:

  • Of all that I have talked about all season, I discuss which one characteristic is possessed by most successful pitchers.

 

Week 21, September 9th - 2015 Season

This week

Today's Topics:

Around the MLB

  • The Matt Harvey situation with an innings limit during the end and post-season.  Why this is a little too late...and how planning ahead...and using some math...could have eliminated this situation completely.
  • Tim Lincecum and his prognosis for return:  what "adjustment" has to happen...and I'm not just talking about his stride.

This week's topic:

  • Tim Lincecum's velocity has been dropping because of his front hip issue;  how this is a perfect example of the real way velocity is produced.

 

Week 20, August 27th - 2015 Season

This week

Today's Topics:

Around the MLB

  • Joe wants to know...the slider....can it hurt the arm?  What should pitchers who throw a slider know and do?  And my continued recommendations for what to do in the off-season if you throw breaking pitches.
  • Many teams are starting to think about total innings pitched?  Matt Harvey skipped a rotation because of his innings-count. What should the limit be...and is this practice even addressing the issue?

This week's topic:

  • Two characteristics of high-velocity pitchers...and recommendations for building these characteristics into your off-season training.

 

Week 19, August 12th - 2015 Season

This week

Today's Topics:

Around the MLB

  • Joe wants to know...how do pitchers adjust after they've been traded?  Some seem to being doing well...and some...really poorly. Why is that???
  • When pitchers can't go deep into the innings:  what's going on?
  • Off-season planning: the initial questions you should be asking yourself now.

This week's topic:

  • The wrist...being "behind the ball" and one flaw that can cause problems.