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Quick to the plate

Hi all.  I wanted to create a blog that would provide a place for all my fellow baseball players to come and find helpful training tips & information.  I have been fortunate over the years to be around some great baseball minds and feel led to share what I've learned. 

Here's your first baseball tip!

If you're a right-handed pitcher, you've got to find a way to deliver the baseball to the plate in 1.3 seconds or less from the stretch.

That's because a good catcher usually takes roughly 2 seconds to deliver the ball to second base. (Many catchers may even take several tenths of a second longer.)

In order to shut down the running game, a right-hander 
cannot take longer than 1.3 seconds to deliver the ball, 
as a base is stolen in roughly 4 seconds.

If you want to be more competitive on the mound, try 
getting your time to the plate down to 1.3 seconds or less. 

Work on it!


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