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David Price's Pitching Mechanics

I wrote this piece about David Price when he was with the Tigers. Unfortunately, while the Blue Jays left him alone, I saw some signs that -- for some, inexplicable reason -- the Red Sox made some changes to David Price's pitching mechanics.

And I did NOT like what I saw.

I discuss the cause for my concerns about David Price's pitching mechanics in a number of pieces...

As for Jeff Passan's tweets and selective edits about what I said about David Price, he cropped out my (very important) caveat.

As is his custom.

David Price's Mechanics (c. Tigers)

While I absolutely love Justin Verlander's arm action, and his entire movement pattern circa 2009-2012, if you asked me who my single favorite active pitcher is mechanics-wise, and who you and/or your pitchers should study, I'd have to say David Price.

David Price's Pitching Mechanics

David Price

Among other things, David Price's pitching mechanics are an absolutely textbook example of good Timing; the proper position of the forearm at stride foot contact.

David Price's Pitching Mechanics

David Price

Notice how, at stride foot contact, rather than being FLAT as you see in the (sadly) increasingly common Flat Arm Syndrome, David Price's arm is UP and at the Ready Position.

David Price's Pitching Mechanics

David Price

I like David Price's pitching mechanics so much that I spent the Summer of 2015 driving around the Midwest, collecting 120fps video clips of David Price's pitching mechanics.

David Price's Pitching Mechanics

David Price

I have since greatly expanded this original analysis of David Price's pitching mechanics and have turned it into one of my latest flipbook analyses...

I have made an early version of my David Price flipbook analysis available for people who want to get a general sense of how Dominant and Durable: David Price is put together. I have also made available an early version of one of my photographic studies of David Price and his pitching mechanics.

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