Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jul 24

Abnormal Things That Fastballs Do

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

The archetypal fastball is fast and straight, and falls slightly over the course of its flight toward the plate. Deviations from this fastness and straightness, however, can be very very good. Let’s discuss a few of the things that some fastballs do that make them more difficult for the hitter to barrel.   #1: Life, […]

Jul 22

How To Hold Runners

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

I regularly discuss with young pitchers how to hold runners.  It is relatively cut and dry, but takes a concerted effort and attention. There doesn’t need to be some major cat and mouse game with runners. Rather, it can boil down to the following seven tactics that any pitcher can employ.   #1. A Walk […]

Jul 20

Pitching Velocity Is Like The Hot Girl.

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

I’m entering a chapter in my baseball career where I feel like I’m finally starting to get it.  What is it? It’s turning your back to the radar gun. I’ve finally listened to enough old pitchers and coaches to realize that yes, in fact, what they continue to say makes sense. It sounds a lot like the way […]

Jul 07

Switching Roles As a Pitcher

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

I’ve had an interesting look at both starting and relief roles this season. If you’ve tracked my career, you knew that I planned on relieving in 2014. But, having had three seasons of starting experience meant I got asked to do that this season when the need was there. I’m going to go over a […]