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Zack Greinke has some outstanding pitching mechanics.

I want to show you a few things Zack does that help him get the most out of his body. My hope is that you pick out some things today that you can work on to make your mechanics better.

Here is a short video of Zack pitching in slow motion.
Here’s the clip

Let me point out a few things that he is doing very well.

He leads with his hips
He’s explosive to the plate driving off the ball of his back foot and using his landing leg as leverage to propel himself forward.
At foot strike, he is in a great equal and opposite position (balanced)
At 27 seconds his head is directly over his center of gravity (belly button)
At 29 seconds he’s got a great squeeze and swivel, meaning he keeps his glove in front of him until release of the ball.
At 30 seconds he keeps his pivot foot (back foot) on the ground until release of the ball. This ensures he not only keeps his momentum coming forward, he keeps his core engaged throughout the throw maximizing his power.

There is much more to throwing a baseball. My hope is you study pitching as much as you put it to practice.

If you are serious about improving your mechanics; getting the most of what you’ve got, I highly recommend both of my pitching DVD’s found here.

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