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Weighted Baseballs & Pitching Command

It’s 2018, the standards have been set.  When it comes to reaching your desired goals and standards of “success” velocity is where most are looking to reach their individual goals. I won’t fault the player, I’ll fault the game dredging players through the muck of...

Miles Mikolas Command & Location Journey

Dustin: At what point were you introduced to the effects of location having a bearing on your success rate? Miles: I think that for me realizing pitch location is going to make a big difference for me started early because I was not a hard throwing guy in high school...

Why Pitch Calling is Stupid

Sign from coach —> Fastball outside… result —> fastball spiked Sign from coach —> Fastball inside…. result —> fastball up and away Sign from coach —> Fastball middle…. result —> HBP Seriously who cares what pitches you are calling? It doesn’t matter what pitch types...

Molesky Commanding His Own Path

Mount Saint Mary’s graduate Vince Molesky has set a flame to a path so far this year that shouldn’t go unnoticed. This young man went un-drafted out of a Division I institution, was fortunate enough to latch on with Independent baseball and a team called the Wichita...

Commanding Pitch Movement

Movement and Command In a recent poll held on Twitter, everyone showed the most interest (by a very slight margin) in pitching command coupled with pitch movement.  I’m pleased in the interest in this very intriguing aspect of pitching command and am excited to share...

How Can Pitchers Expand the Strike Zone? Command the Baseball: Evidence from MLB

Study by: Brad Woodfield NCAA I Pitcher, Lafayette College University of Chicago MBA `18 In a previous post we clustered 2017 MLB starting pitchers into four mutually exclusive groups based on their pitching style.  The groups were: Elite Power, Finesse, Fastball, and...

Former MLB LHP Josh Spence Command Journey

Hello, My name is Josh Spence, I was the 29th Australian to play Major League Baseball debuting June 24th, 2011. I crossed paths with Dustin when we were in the San Diego Padres organization together. Now years later It’s awesome to see the stepping stone he is...

Do ‘Command’ Pitchers Get More Called Strikes?

I. Motivation (By Dustin Pease) There exists a broad spectrum of potential skills that a pitcher may have. Depending on which skills a pitcher excels at, he may be classified into one of several types of pitchers. Two overarching buckets of pitchers are Finesse and...

7 Pitching Command Killers

Hope you enjoy my thoughts on these 7 pitching command killers. There are certainly lots of opinions and theories on this matter, however I have formed a collective amount of empirical data and evidence, as well as trial and error over the course of many years to...

How Can Pitchers Improve Homerun Rates?

Optimal Pitcher Response to Baseball’s Power Surge: A Data-Driven Approach from Major League Baseball Brad Woodfield NCAA I Pitcher, Lafayette College University of Chicago MBA `18 There is overwhelming evidence of increasing importance of the home run in Major League...

Why Pitch Calling is Stupid

Sign from coach —> Fastball outside… result —> fastball spiked Sign from coach —> Fastball inside…. result —> fastball up and away Sign from coach —> Fastball middle…. result —> HBP Seriously who cares what pitches you are calling? It doesn’t matter what pitch types...

Molesky Commanding His Own Path

Mount Saint Mary’s graduate Vince Molesky has set a flame to a path so far this year that shouldn’t go unnoticed. This young man went un-drafted out of a Division I institution, was fortunate enough to latch on with Independent baseball and a team called the Wichita...

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