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Jul 09

Pregame Throwing Routine For Starting Pitchers in Baseball

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

In baseball, you are your routine. Having an impeccable, consistent and reproducible pregame routine ensures consistently good results by preparing you to pitch in the same ideal way every time. In baseball, all high-level pitchers have exceptional pregame routines that were taught and honed over the years by good mentors and coaches. In this post, […]

Jul 03

EP50 – How to Develop a Really Good Curveball

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

For young pitchers, the first pitch they learn is a curveball. But, developing a really good curveball is tough – it takes a strong understanding of the physics, the spin, the grip and hand action of the pitch. In this episode I explain dos and don’ts for the grip, action, spin, throwing routine, learning progression […]

Jun 09

The Truth Behind How Pitchers Improve Command

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

I get asked all the time how a pitcher can improve his control and command on the mound; it’s a difficult question to answer. Pitching mechanics correlate highly with velocity and “stuff”, but not as much with strike-throwing and command, which is largely a mental and “feel” process. 

Jun 09

Pitch Counts Guidelines For Youth Baseball

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

In this article I’ll share how I manage pitch counts for my youth baseball team and youth baseball organization. Adhering to strict pitch counts is key not only for preventing injuries in baseball pitchers, but also in enhancing performance. By balancing pitching and position playing workload, you’ll help keep pitchers’ arm as fresh as they […]

May 16

How to Get Out of a Slump in Baseball

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

How do you break out of a slump in baseball? Whether you’re a hitter who is slumping or a pitcher who has hit a rough patch, the ups and downs of baseball are here to stay. The goal is to not get too high when things go well, and not get too low when things […]

Apr 30

Can You Actually Throw a “Safe” Curveball?

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

Parents and coaches often explain to me that the taught the pitcher in their life a “safe” curveball. I ask what they mean by that, and they explain that it’s thrown exactly like a fastball, and is thus safe for a youth pitcher. But does this really exist? Learn more in this article.

Apr 29

Are Weighted Balls Safe For Pitchers?

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

Weighted balls are a hot topic in baseball, and pitchers everywhere are jumping on the bandwagon to see if they can gain velocity quickly. It’s hardly up for dispute whether they work for increasing velocity – they do work. But how they’re used – and the volume of throws made with them – can make weighted […]

Apr 03

How to Pitch to An Ambush Hitter

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

How to Pitch To An Ambush Hitter An ambush hitter is one who often swings at the first pitch of an at-bat, and swings hard. These guys take whiffleball hacks at pitches over the plate, taking a free chance at destroying one. Ambush hitters typically put pitchers on alert, because there is a certain level of comfort in a […]

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