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Baseball Skills: Pitching Strategy

Daron Schoenrock

Head Baseball Coach University of Memphis

This baseball lecture series discusses controlling the running game from the mound. How do you control the game from the mound? Know which pitch to throw and when to throw it! Baseball - gotta love it!

Baseball Pitching Skills: Offensive Goals of the Running Game

Advancement of runners (scoring position), disruption of pitch plans...creating more fly balls, division of mind set (lower % of located pitches), defensive movement (infield holes, catcher "coming up", etc.). CLASSIFY RUNNERS (lineup, position, state, physical, situation). Plus (+) runners, Count runners, Non-runners . HUH?! If you know baseball, you know what this means. If you don't, watch and learn! (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Defensive Goals

Discourage the stolen base attempt. Predetermine pick or pitch. Pick at proper time (with hold or right handed pitcher, with look location for left handed pitcher), never throw pick away (Not attempting to get out, unless it is given). Okay, I feel like I am in an episode of Dragnet. (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Right Handed Pitchers

Things you should know and understand about right-handed pitchers. It's not a complete sentence, but I can understand it. (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Quickness

Quickness to pick or pitch (Baseball Pitching).

Baseball Pitching Skills: Right Handed Pitchers

Vary time sets (hold times) to break runners tempo (UCLA). Improve break times (know your defensive combination) (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Mechanics Of Stretch Delivery

Mechanics of stretch delivery (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: The Mechanics of A Pick

DEMONSTRATION: Tempo Two Line Drill (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Triangle Picks

Triangle Picks (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Left Handed Pitchers Part One

Deception (head-look-location...the problems with slide stepping all the time) (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Left-Handed Pitchers Part Two

Avoid being able to be classified (head, arm swing, shoulders, foot, gap, glove arm) (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Left-Handed Pitchers Part Three

Confidence to increase % of picks vs first move runners (Baseball Pitching)

Baseball Pitching Skills: Left-Handed Pitchers Part Four

Creating deception (DEMONSTRATION: The 1-2-3 drill) (Baseball Pitching)