MLB.com had an article today on Mariano Rivera’s status in his comeback from his injury last year. He’s 95% ready to go and hopes to be ready by spring training.
Even though I’m not a Yankess fan, I’m a quality pitching fan; Rivera’s at the top of my fun pitchers to watch list. His cut fastball is amazing and when thrown in the correct location is unhittable.
When you watch the video, take a look at how his mechanics stay the same pitch to pitch (you’ll see this in the freeze frame). Successful and consistent mechanics are a MUST if you want to help your athlete enjoy great success on the mound.
This requires you know what you’re looking for to promote the Rivera-like mechanical consistency. Without mechanical consistency, your athlete’s pitching grip inconsistency will be the norm, unfortunately.