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Balance and Control

    Can you believe it's already February?!  With just over 17 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, here's a baseball tip aimed at all the athletes who toe the rubber.

    Show me a pitcher who is athletic, and I'll show you a pitcher who can maintain balance throughout their delivery.  They can control where they want their body to go, and do what they want it to do.  Balance and control are vital in pitching because you must be able to release the ball from the same spot, every time, for all your pitches.  If you can't control your body, your body will do something different every time!  Developing the ability to repeat your mechanics on every pitch is what separates the good pitcher, from the great pitcher.  When I think of a pitcher who has consistently set the standard for undeviating mechanics, this is the man that first comes to mind.

    Work on it!

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