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Body Posture During Drops and Riseballs

Incorrect rise and drop postures

I see a lot of extreme examples of changed body posture among windmill pitchers throwing drops and riseballs. It’s commonly taught to lean forward while throwing a drop and lean back while throwing a rise, but many of the pitchers who I see struggling with those pitches are leaning too much or in the wrong direction.

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Correcting a “Swimming Glove” in Pitchers

Poor glove hand movement is a very common problem among windmill pitchers, especially young ones. It usually takes the form of the glove hand flying way out to the side, or “swimming,” instead of remaining on line with the catcher. Fortunately, it’s also one of the easier problems to address. All you need is a simple drill.

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