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Want to Improve Your Lead Leg Block? Do This in the Gym

The lead leg block is an important key to throwing velocity for baseball pitchers. As the front foot strikes the ground, the linear momentum of the lo...

How to Throw Harder: 4 Exercises to Gas Up Your Fastball

The game's on the line. The other team's best hitter is at the plate. You peer in for the catcher's sign, twirling the ball between your fingers behind...

Why Pitchers Need to Understand Hip and Shoulder Separation

Pitchers want to throw heat. One of the main factors in a pitcher's velocity is the torque that's achieved through hip and shoulder separation. Thi...

How Jordan Hicks Built a Body Capable of Hurling 105-mph Fastballs

Baseball has a new velocity king, and his name is Jordan Hicks. Hicks, a 22-year-old reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals, threw four of the five hard...

10 Great Ways to Increase Your Pitching Velocity in the Weight Room

In the world of pitching, velocity has become how most pitchers are initially judged. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do t...

Mets Pitcher Noah Syndergaard Gained 17 Pounds of Muscle During the Winter

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard can throw the heat. Among qualified starters in the MLB, "Thor" threw the league's fastest average pitch at 97....

Kevin Love Could Throw a Baseball 90 Mph as a High School Freshman

In an NBA Finals full of storylines (LeBron's revenge, the Warriors looking to put icing on the cake of a 73-win season), the tale of Warriors guard K...

LOOK: Mets Catcher Blocks Noah Syndergaard's 101-Mph Heat, Gets Branded For His Efforts

Noah Syndergaard has been throwing absolute gas this season. Last night, the New York Mets fireballer held the Philadelphia Phillies to one earne...

WATCH: Top High School Pitching Prospect Hits 102 MPH, Puts Aroldis Chapman on Notice

When an MLB pitcher throws 100 mph, it's typically followed by gasps and applause from the crowd. Few guys can do this consistently, except for Aroldi...

MLB Will Test New Protective Headgear For Pitchers During Spring Training

One of the scariest things things for a pitcher is a screaming line drive coming off a bat directly at his head. A pitcher might make an amazing cat...

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