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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 10th - 2017 Season

This Week

  • What coaches and scouts look for in a pitcher?
  • Red flags you don't want to set off.
  • Velocity or Location...which is more important?

The final episode of Season 4 features Larry Owens, head baseball coach of Bellarmine University and a former pro baseball scout and minor league pitching coach.

Angel and Joe tap Larry's vast and varied experience as a player, coach, and scout to learn what amateur pitchers need to do to attract the attention of MLB scouts and college coaches. Additionally, Larry shares some of the secrets of successful pitching programs at both the college and pro levels.

Episode 13, September 22nd - 2017 Season

Pitch Trajectory and "Angles": How the Chest, Arm, and Location Are Connected and How That Relates to Long Toss
In "lucky" episode 13 of The Fix, baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli discusses how pitch angles are created, while explaining the connection of the chest, arm, and location. With that, you might think differently about long toss -- and you'll learn why it shouldn't be described as "strengthening the arm."

Also, what a pitcher do if his coach wants him to throw at distances he's never thrown before? What should coaches consider before implementing a "one size fits all" long toss program?

Additionally, Angel answers listener questions about using bands to warm up, and how to teach pitching mechanics to a nine-year-old.

 

Episode 12, September 8th - 2017 Season

Summary:

  • the purpose of the knee lift
  • rear hip pre-stretching
  • when to begin the motion forward
  • the front knee during acceleration: the two styles are discussed

 

In part three of the Fall Ball Reboot, baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli and Joe Janish answer listeners' burning questions that arose as a result of parts one and two. The episode begins with Angel answering a question posed by several fathers -- what to do if their sons are being forced to do long-distance running?

Next, Angel addresses a coach's question about whether the pitcher should be moving forward as his knee is being raised. Angel explains the purpose of the knee lift and how it relates to the front leg action at acceleration. Once you hear the science behind it, you'll learn how and why it's possible that Aroldis Chapman could add even MORE velocity to his fastball.

Finally, Joe throws Angel a curveball by asking a question of his own.

Episode 11, August 25th - 2017 Season

Part Two: “Fall Ball Reboot: Using Science to Update Your Fall Baseball Program”

In this segment, the emphasis is on ‘Putting the Pitcher back into the Pitch”. It’s easy to fall into repeat patterns at the beginning of the season as well as the easy and usual “cookie-cutter approach” with your pitching staff. Nothing is better than starting out with an individual one-on-one with each pitcher to tune-in and tap-in to his condition, his performances, etc.. With samples of questions for you to ask, and some special considerations to think about, this episode will help you revitalize the way you look at your pitchers.

 

Episode 10, August 16th - 2017 Season

A Special Episode for Coaches: Part One

"Fall Ball Reboot: Using Science to Update Your Fall Baseball Program"
In this episode, Angel suggests some"out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new" ideas to help bring your Fall Ball Program up to speed with some simple renovations.

  • Running
  • Long Distance Throwing Issues
  • Exotic" Programs and Recovery
  • Pitching Day No-No's
  • Strength & Conditioning Issues

 



Episode 9, July 31st - 2017 Season

What to Look for in Pitchers After Injury Plus a Follow-through Tip that Adds Velocity

  • Wheeler, Kershaw, and Strasburg
  • How to prevent re-injury.The rear leg and follow-through

After pitchers return from injury, what can be done to prevent the same ailment from reoccurring? With Zack Wheeler, Clayton Kershaw, and Stephen Strasburg as examples, Angel explains the process of finding the root cause of an injury and making adjustments to prevent re-injury -- and why it's not fair to put the full onus of that task on a pitching coach. Plus, Angel talks about a follow-through habit that is good for pre-teens but robs velocity as pitchers mature -- and an easy tip on how to get those MPH back.


 

Episode 8, July 14th - 2017 Season

This week:

  • The stride: how it starts.
  • Biceps soreness and tendinitis
  • High School pitch count restrictions: some help for coaches
  • Why the placement of the thumb is so important for the pitch-grip

How exactly does the pitcher's stride begin? Which leg is more important? How does that initial movement affect the rest of a pitcher's delivery? Baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli explains the pitcher's downhill movement, dispelling myths and inaccuracies that have been shared around the internet.

Also, using Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler as an example, Angel talks about bicep soreness and biceps tendinitis, including the risks and possible injuries involved. You may be surprised to learn that a sore bicep is just as concerning as soreness in the forearm, elbow, or shoulder - listen for the reason.

Are you a coach struggling with the new pitch count and recovery restrictions? Then this is the episode for you. Angel and Joe go into detail on why the recovery rules are important, and how you can use them to your advantage.

Finally, in the "Getting It Done" segment, Angel shares a tip involving the thumb's role in a pitch grip, including how and why placement of the thumb on the baseball can affect ball movement on various pitches.