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NEW 21 MLB Pitchers With Great Pitching Mechanics (in GIFs)

 

Developing proper pitching mechanics is absolutely critical to a pitcher's success. And one of the best ways to improve is by watching how big league pitchers use their entire body to deliver the ball to the plate. Here are 21 MLB pitchers with great mechanics that you can learn from.

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UPDATED How To Throw A Filthy Change Up (20 Pictures Of Grips)

 

Want to know how to throw a change up? The change-up is a slow pitch, used to throw off the hitter's timing. Here's the fastest, easiest way to develop a change up. Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations showing you exactly what change up grips and techniques to use.

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Coaching Pitchers: How To Fix 7 Pitching Mechanics Mistakes

 

Here's an easy shortcut for parents and coaches working with young pitchers. Learn how to teach proper mechanics, increase velocity, and improve control by correcting common pitching problems.

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UPDATED How To Throw A Filthy Curveball (19 Pictures Of Grips)

 

The curveball is often the first breaking pitch a budding pitcher learns. Here's the fastest, easiest way to develop a curveball. Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations showing you exactly what curveball grips and techniques to use.

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How To Throw A Filthy Cutter (10 Pictures Of Grips)

 

The cut fastball is thrown inside on batters of the opposite-handedness of the pitcher (righty vs. lefty). Here's the fastest, easiest way to develop a cutter. Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations showing you exactly what cutter grips and techniques to use.

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How To Throw A Filthy Four-Seam Fastball (14 Pictures Of Grips)

 

The four-seam fastball is the standard pitch in baseball, and is almost always the fastest pitch in the arsenal of any pitcher who throws it. Here's the fastest, easiest way to develop a four seamer. Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations showing you exactly what four seam grips and techniques to use.

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Pitching Fundamentals: 13 Steps To Perfect Throwing Mechanics

 

Before working on velocity with young pitchers, it's critical to learn the fundamentals and develop proper throwing mechanics first. Learn the basics of how to throw a baseball the right way.

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UPDATED Pitching Grips (Cheat Sheet): How To Throw 8 Different Baseball Pitches

 

Here's How To Throw 8 Different Baseball Pitches. All explained with simple, step-by-step instructions and illustrations.

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MOST POPULAR Pitching Mechanics Checklist: How To Pitch From The Full Windup

 

Most pitchers have mechanical problems that can cause losses in velocity and control and may contribute to sore arms or arm injuries. Pitching from the full windup? Here's a simple, step by step formula for teaching elite-level pitching mechanics from the full wind-up without the risk of injury. Learn how to develop a safe, fluid, biomechanically correct pitching motion.

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How To Throw A Filthy Sinker (6 Pictures Of Grips)

 

The sinker is often thrown low and in, or low and out of the strike zone, and is designed to appear as a strike before dropping out of the zone completely. Here's the fastest, easiest way to develop a sinker. Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations showing you exactly what sinker grips and techniques to use.

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UPDATED How To Throw A Filthy Slider (8 Pictures Of Grips)

 

The slider is a faster breaking ball than the curveball with slightly less pronounced movement. Here's the fastest, easiest way to develop a slider. Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations showing you exactly what slider grips and techniques to use.

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UPDATED How To Throw A Filthy Splitter (12 Pictures Of Grips)

 

A split-finger fastball is similar to a sinker but has more of a downward break to it. Here's the fastest, easiest way to develop a splitter. Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations showing you exactly what splitter grips and techniques to use.

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UPDATED How To Throw A Filthy Two-Seam Fastball (15 Pictures Of Grips)

 

A two-seam fastball is thrown the same way as a four seam fastball, but with the fingers held along the seams rather than across them. This gives the two seamer more movement than the four seamer, but makes it a bit slower. Here's the fastest, easiest way to develop a two seamer. Includes simple, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations showing you exactly what two seam grips and techniques to use.

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UPDATED 21 Best Off-Season Workouts For Pitchers (with 8 Videos)

 

Here are some simple "no B.S." workouts for pitchers for getting faster, quicker and stronger in the off-season. All explained on video with step by step instructions and live demos.

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