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...
Jeff Passan's tweets and selective edits about what I said about
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
Among other things, David Price's pitching mechanics are an
absolutely textbook example of
Timing; the proper position of the forearm at stride foot
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
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.
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
photographic studies of David Price and his pitching