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!
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)
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)
Things you should know and understand about right-handed pitchers. It's not a complete sentence, but I can understand it. (Baseball Pitching)
Quickness to pick or pitch (Baseball Pitching).
Vary time sets (hold times) to break runners tempo (UCLA). Improve break times (know your defensive combination) (Baseball Pitching)
Mechanics of stretch delivery (Baseball Pitching)
DEMONSTRATION: Tempo Two Line Drill (Baseball Pitching)
Triangle Picks (Baseball Pitching)
Deception (head-look-location...the problems with slide stepping all the time) (Baseball Pitching)
Avoid being able to be classified (head, arm swing, shoulders, foot, gap, glove arm) (Baseball Pitching)
Confidence to increase % of picks vs first move runners (Baseball Pitching)
Creating deception (DEMONSTRATION: The 1-2-3 drill) (Baseball Pitching)