If you’ve been reading my blog and following my youth pitching instruction for some time, you know I firmly believe not all pitchers should pitch exactly the same way.
But after studying many professional and college pitchers over the years, I have discovered that through the critical phase of pitching… i.e. from the hand break through the deceleration phase… most successful pitchers use basically the same arm action.
Corey Kluber is a good example of a pitcher with a great arm action:
You can certainly see why he’s been so dominant in Major League Baseball for the past few years.
Some of the other common traits I have observed in successful pitchers like Kluber are as follows:
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