Good morning. Stephen Strasburg’s mechanics suck and he’s going to get hurt.
Definitely hyperabducts, and definitely has a timing problem. Hey, at least he wears his socks the right way. Seriously, though, observe the difference between that photo, and a photo of someone with good mechanics:
Straight line from elbow to elbow, leading foot positioned to land much more square to the place, and the ball held above the shoulder right before footstrike. Yeah, that’s what I call flawless.
So hey, Strasburg? You have a lot to learn, buddy. I mean a lot. Good luck.
Is that an inverted W?
Why yes, yes it is. Other people who make Inverted Ws include Mark Prior and Brandon Webb, although Webb doesn’t have as serious of a timing problem.
Yay, I learned something from your last pitching mechanics post! I don’t know much about this guy, but it stands to reason that with such high expectations, he can only disappoint.
Another inverted W is Aaron Crow, the Royals’ first round pick. I hope he fixes it.
Crow actually has more of an inverted L – from what I’ve found on Google Images, his mechanics are sort of AJ Burnett-like. Do you know how hard he throws/what pitches he has?
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