If you are a baseball coach or player, or the parent of a pitcher, watch below to learn about the safeties and dangers of pitching preparation, mechanics, and injuries.
- What pitchers — of all ages — should be doing in between starts.
- Why the idea that Johan Santana’s recent struggles are due to “too much rest” is a fallacy.
- What kind of rest Santana REALLY needed, and why.
- Why pitchers don’t pitch well in starts immediately following perfect games/no-hitters.
- Why pitch counts don’t always matter — and when they do.
- Myth debunked: that tall pitchers have a more difficult time with repeating mechanics.
- Another myth debunked: the value of long toss.
- Which Mets pitcher has nearly perfect mechanics that should be copied by youngsters (you may be surprised!)
- Which Mets pitcher might be next for arm surgery (fantasy baseball owners, take note!).
- Why I was the only Mets fan not rooting for Johan’s no-hitter.
- Why R.A. Dickey‘s knuckler is awesome.
Those are just a few of the topics discussed; even if you watch only a few minutes of this show you’re likely to learn something. Enjoy!
About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.