21 MLB Pitchers With Great Pitching Mechanics (in GIFs)

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Developing proper 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 bodies to deliver the ball to the plate. Watching clips of successful pitchers can give you visual cues of what correct pitching mechanics look like.

While every pitcher will develop his unique pitching style, good pitching mechanics will help a pitcher:

  • Utilize the entire body as a single unit
  • Reduce the amount of stress on the throwing arm
  • Appear to be fluid or explosive
  • Produce the greatest amount of velocity with the least amount of effort

Learn more about the full windup vs. stretch.

So let's get to it...

Take your time and study these 21 pitching clips because it really doesn't get any better than these pitching mechanics right here.

1. Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw pitching mechanics gif

2. Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer pitching mechanics gif

3. Chris Sale

Chris Sale pitching mechanics gif

4. Corey Kluber

Corey Kluber pitching mechanics gif

5. Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke pitching mechanics gif

6. Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta pitching mechanics gif

7. Jacob DeGrom

Jacob DeGrom pitching mechanics gif

8. Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez pitching mechanics gif

9. Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez pitching mechanics gif

10. David Price

David Price pitching mechanics gif

11. Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole pitching mechanics gif

12. Chris Archer

Chris Archer pitching mechanics gif

13. Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner pitching mechanics gif

14. Dallas Keuchel

Dallas Keuchel pitching mechanics gif

15. Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto pitching mechanics gif

16. Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels pitching mechanics gif

17. Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey pitching mechanics gif

18. Sonny Gray

Sonny Gray pitching mechanics gif

19. Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard pitching mechanics gif

20. Jon Lester

Jon Lester pitching mechanics gif

21. Francisco Liriano

Francisco Liriano pitching mechanics gif

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