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Pitching Mechanics Analyses
and Video Clips

This page contains links to analyses of video clips of the pitching mechanics of a number of major league baseball pitchers. I have put these analyses together in an effort to understand why some pitchers experience arm problems while others don't.

I have written a couple of pieces on proper pitching mechanics and how I teach pitching mechanics, if that is your primary area of interest.

Now, on to the analyses.

The List

I have spent the past 10 years analyzing pitchers' mechanics and, in many cases, making predictions about their fates.

I have consolidated all of those predictions into one set of pitcher injury predictions that I call The List.

The List is where I now post the majority of my pitching mechanics analyses and is where you should be looking for updated analyses, in addition to following me on Twitter @thepainguy

My more current, detailed pitching mechanics analyses are largely reserved for my clients.

PitchER Analyses

These are analyses in which I go through a video clip of the pitcher that I have slowed down so that what is going on is more obvious.

Favorites

Pitchers whose pitching mechanics I study obsessively include...

Unproven But Intriguing

Younger pitchers who don't have a track record of durability but who interest me for one reason or another.

   - Carlos Martinez

On The Bubble

Pitchers who have things to like about their pitching mechanics but who make me nervous for one reason or another.

   - Jess Todd

Mixed Bags

Pitchers who had significant success but whose careers were likely cut short due to problematic pitching mechanics.

   - John Smoltz

Pitchers With Problematic Mechanics

Pitchers with obviously problematic pitching mechanics and who I think represent significant injury risks as a result.

   - Jonathan Broxton
   - AJ Burnett
   - Chris Carpenter
   - Joba Chamberlain
   - Aaron Crow
   - Jose Fernandez
   - Gio Gonzalez
   - Tommy Hanson
   - Rich Harden
   - Matt Harvey
   - Luke Hochevar
   - Ian Kennedy
   - Josh Kinney
   - Tim Lincecum
   - Brandon McCarthy
      - Scapular Loading
   - Shelby Miller  
   - Jason Motte
   - Jake Peavy
   - Michael Pineda
   - Johan Santana
   - Ben Sheets
   - Stephen Strasburg
   - Noah Syndergaard New
   - Michael Wacha
   - Adam Wainwright
      - Adam Wainwright & Inverted W
   - C.J. Wilson
   - Barry Zito
   - Joel Zumaya

Trainwrecks

Pitchers who have poor pitching mechanics and multiple injury problems as a result.

   - Jaime Garcia
   - Mark Prior
   - Anthony Reyes
   - BJ Ryan
   - Scott Williamson
   - Kerry Wood

Comparative Pitching Video Clip Analyses

Comparisons of injury-free and injury-plagued pitchers.

   - Mark Prior vs. Greg Maddux and Nolan Ryan

HD Pitching Flipbook Analyses

For a number of reasons that I explain in more detail here, my pitching flipbooks are only available to my pitching clients and people who have purchased my Pitching Mechanics 101 DVD. If you are unfamiliar with my flipbook analyses, here is an example of one...

   - Baseball Pitching Analysis (Jeff Suppan) HD PDF

HD & High Speed Pitching Video Clips

I have in my video clip library a large number of high-speed, high definition video clips, like the video clip below, that I have shot myself and that show the mechanics of pitchers like...

  •  David Price
  • Tim Lincecum
  • Randy Johnson
  • Barry Zito
  • Chris Carpenter
  • Adam Wainwright
  • Josh Beckett
  • Justin Verlander
  • Rick Porcello
  • Roy Oswalt

...and many others in incredible detail and clarity.

Jeff Suppan Throwing a Fastball

Jeff Suppan
Fastball

Because it takes a considerable amount of time and money to film and put together each of these clips, they are only available to people who have purchased my Pitching Mechanics 101 DVD.

Dr. Mike Marshall's Pitching Mechanics

Because there is so much controversy about, and interest in, the pitching mechanics that Dr. Mike Marshall advocates, I have prepared an analysis of a couple of clips that I have.

   - Dr. Mike Marshall Pitching Mechanics

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