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Add Velocity Naturally: How a Baseball Pitcher Maximizes MPH Using His Height

6/14/2018
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In this episode of Baseball Pitching: The Fix, there are three segments. First, in "Lessons from MLB," we examine New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino's ability to self-correct his mechanics during the game. Baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli talks about the beauty of this skill and how to acquire it…without letting it interfere with your pitching. Then, in "The Teaching Moment,"Angel talks about a way that every pitcher can increase his velocity right now -- by using...

Duration:00:57:35

The Change-Up: Grips, Muscles, and Troubleshooting Tips

5/31/2018
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In The Teaching Moment, Joe Janish and baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli talk about the change-up, including the grips, the muscles involved, and how to use that information to troubleshoot issue with its effectiveness. Additionally, using some examples of common methods used to practice the change-up, Angel talks about how to avoid mistakes when creating a drill or practice session. Additionally, Angel answers a listener's question about the exact description of "stride...

Duration:00:49:16

5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Pitching Performance

5/10/2018
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In this episode, Joe Janish and baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli speak with Bellarmine University Head Baseball Coach Larry Owens about five things that pitchers can do to improve their performance. One by one, Larry details five pillars of pitching performance that many coaches and pitchers already are familiar with. After Larry explains the importance of each -- i.e., "the why," Angel describes ways that pitchers can approach and practice them -- i.e., "the how." Angel...

Duration:01:05:24

4 Critical Adjustments for Power Pitchers

4/23/2018
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In this episode, Joe Janish and baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli discuss the 4 most critical adjustments for power pitchers. Just like a race car needs constant tune-ups, baseball pitchers need to be regularly reviewing and correcting their mechanics to remain at peak performance. Angel goes through the four most common adjustments she makes when working with high-velocity pitchers. In the "Trending Topics" segment, Joe relays to Angel a comment by MLB Hall of Famer Pedro...

Duration:01:00:36

How Joe DeMers Pitched a Perfect Game - Tips on Preparation, Training, and Making Adjustments

4/4/2018
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In this episode, Joe Janish and baseball pitching motion expert Angel Borrelli speak with Joe DeMers, ace starter for University of Washington and author of the 27th perfect game in NCAA Division 1 history. DeMers has been Angel's client for the past eleven years, keeping him injury free through his entire career and ensuring that his strength training and mechanics stay in check. DeMers shares the training and mental preparation necessary to stay healthy and remain an elite pitcher at...

Duration:00:42:03

How Pitchers Attract and Impress Pro Scouts and College Coaches - with Larry Owens

10/10/2017
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The final episode of Season 4 features Larry Owens, head baseball coach of Bellarmine University and a former pro baseball scout and minor league pitching coach. Angel and Joe tap Larry's vast and varied experience as a player, coach, and scout to learn what amateur pitchers need to do to attract the attention of MLB scouts and college coaches. Additionally, Larry shares some of the secrets of successful pitching programs at both the college and pro levels.

Duration:00:53:09

Pitching Angles: How the Chest, Arm, and Location Are Connected and What That Means For Long Toss

9/22/2017
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In "lucky" episode 13 of The Fix, baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli discusses how pitch angles are created, while explaining the connection of the chest, arm, and location. With that, you may think differently about long toss -- and you'll learn why it shouldn't be described as "strengthening the arm." Speaking of, what should a pitcher do if his coach wants him to throw at distances he's never thrown before? What should coaches consider before implementing a "one...

Duration:00:43:53

Fall Ball Reboot Part 3 - Purpose of the Knee Lift and How Even Aroldis Chapman Can Add Velocity Via This Stride Adjustment

9/8/2017
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In part three of the Fall Ball Reboot, baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli and Joe Janish answer listeners' burning questions that arose as a result of parts one and two. The episode begins with Angel answering a question posed by several fathers -- what to do if their sons are being forced to do long-distance running? Next, Angel addresses a coach's question about whether the pitcher should be moving forward as his knee is being raised. Angel explains the purpose of...

Duration:00:41:31

Fall Ball Reboot: Using Science To Update Your Fall Baseball Program Part Two

8/25/2017
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In part two of the Fall Ball Reboot, baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli puts the pitcher back into the pitch by explaining what coaches should find out about each of their pitchers, and why it's important to develop programs customized for each individual.

Duration:01:08:13

Fall Ball Reboot: Using Science To Update Your Fall Baseball Program (Part One)

8/15/2017
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The first of two special episodes for the baseball coach planning his fall ball program. In Part One, Angel and Joe discuss "old school" practices and traditions that should be updated -- or removed altogether -- based on learnings from scientific research. For example, what kind of running should pitchers be doing? If your pitchers are still running "poles" or other forms of long-distance, then you'll want to hear this episode. Also, Angel explains why pitchers need to be on a different...

Duration:00:53:17

What to Look for in Pitchers After Injury Plus a Follow-through Tip that Adds Velocity

7/28/2017
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After pitchers return from injury, what can be done to prevent the same ailment from reoccurring? With Zack Wheeler, Clayton Kershaw, and Stephen Strasburg as examples, baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli explains the process of finding the root cause of an injury and making adjustments to prevent re-injury -- and why it's not fair to put the full onus of that task on a pitching coach. Plus, Angel talks about a follow-through habit that is good for pre-teens but robs...

Duration:00:50:27

Moving Downhill: How the Stride Starts. Also, Bicep Soreness and Dealing with Pitch Count Restrictions

7/13/2017
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How exactly does the pitcher's stride begin? Which leg is more important? How does that initial movement affect the rest of a pitcher's delivery? Baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli explains the pitcher's downhill movement, dispelling myths and inaccuracies that have been shared around the internet. Also, using Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler as an example, Angel talks about bicep soreness and biceps tendinitis, including the risks and possible injuries involved. You may be...

Duration:01:04:15

Matt Harvey's Shoulder Injury Explained and How He Can Return To Dominant Form

6/25/2017
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Matt Harvey's latest malady -- a stress injury to the scapula bone (shoulder blade) may seem rare and mysterious, but pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli connects the dots to explain how and why the injury occurred, and what Harvey can do to return to his ace form. Additionally, Angel answers a listener's question regarding forearm pain and the ball being too close to the ear during the pitching motion. You can learn more about Angel by visiting her website:...

Duration:00:41:33

Why Some Pitchers Are More Injury Prone Than Others

6/15/2017
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Ever wonder why some pitchers can't stay on the mound? It's not bad luck, bad genes, nor fragility. Listen to find out how to fix injury-prone pitchers, as well as how to correct the flaw of hooking the baseball. Also, Angel explains what it means to have neuritis in the elbow. And, in the "Getting It Done" segment, she answers a listener's question of how to correct the flaw of hooking -- with a detailed explanation of how and where to find the root cause. Be sure to subscribe to this...

Duration:00:52:57

What Baseball Pitchers Should Do Between Seasons

6/1/2017
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With high school and college seasons ending and summer or travel ball beginning,what should pitchers be doing in between seasons, if anything? Watch out for head/neck tilt and learn how it can rob a pitcher of velocity and possibly cause injury. Pitching injury trends are moving beyond shoulders and elbows and into other parts of the body, such as blood clots and thoracic issues - why? How Major League Baseball teams are managing injuries -- are they on the right track? How can...

Duration:00:55:27

Baseball Pitching Velocity Programs and Products Reviewed - What You Need To Know

5/12/2017
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Are you a baseball pitcher looking for an edge through a velocity program or product? Then this is the episode for you. Trending Topics Wei-Yin Chen - dead arm, tired arm, or elbow injury? Angel explains why there may have been confusion about Chen's injury, as well as the warning signs to heed in pitchers with similar symptoms. Cole Hamels' oblique injury. Angel talks about how and why a pitcher injures the oblique -- either side -- as well as the associated risks involved. She...

Duration:01:01:27

Noah Syndergaard, Madison Bumgarner, and Felix Hernandez Injuries Explained

5/2/2017
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Dropping Aces - three big-time aces are on the DL, for different reasons. Trending Topics - Madison Bumgarner's dirt bike accident left him with an injured AC joint. Angel explains what that means and why she's just as, if not more, concerned about his ribs - Noah Syndergaard: we recorded this episode before "Thor" tore his lat muscle, so in this show we discuss his biceps tendinitis / "tired arm" issue, and how it is related to the elbow bone spur that he suffered last season -...

Duration:01:00:12

Should Baseball Pitchers Ice After Games?

4/18/2017
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No pain, no gain? Baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli explains the difference between routine soreness and the kind of pain that requires immediate attention. Speaking of pain and injury, both Clay Buchholz and James Kaprielian have gone down with the same issue: a torn flexor tendon; Angel provides the lowdown on that injury. Also, is it "throwing across the body," or "stepping across the body"? Looking at David Price's motion as an example, Angel tells us why she...

Duration:00:50:27

The Curveball - All You Need To Know, From the Wrist Action To the Age

4/3/2017
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In the "opening day" episode, baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli provides reasons for the glut of pitching injuries during spring training. Also, she and Joe Janish discuss Jordan Schafer's elbow injury, and the risks of converting position players to the mound. Finally, during the sport science segment, Angel discusses the three key pitching-motion essentials involved in throwing a curveball, the research on the forces, and tips on the determining the age and teaching...

Duration:00:55:56

Offseason Training for Baseball Pitchers - In the Gym and On the Mound

10/17/2016
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Baseball pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli discusses what pitchers should be doing in the offseason. Trending topics: the mechanical flaws that should be corrected during the offseason by Noah Synergaard, Alberto Osuna, and Jeff Samardzija. Teaching Moment: when pitchers should start throwing if they participate in a fall season, and what pitchers should be doing in the gym during the offseason. Location Segment: putting it all together -- an efficient motion will result in...

Duration:01:04:16