Author Archives: James Evans

About James Evans

NPA Advisory Board member, NPA Certified Pitching Coach, and Foundation Fitness Certified Trainer.

What happened to the pitching

World series time, the anticipation for last nights pitching mach up was huge, and it failed to deliver big time. The big question is why? Time off. Athletes especially pitchers are creatures of habit or routine, and when we get … Continue reading

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Lowe & Bobby

Watching the Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants game last night, Bobby Cox came to the mound ready to take Lowe out with runners on 1st and 2nd. When he got there Lowe was fired up and said he wanted … Continue reading

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Post-Season Pitching

How many times have you heard that the post-season is all about pitching? The pitchers have certainly listened and delivered so far. Halladay throws a no-hitter, Lincecum pitches a complete game shut-out with 14 K’s, Lee comes up big for … Continue reading

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Ultimate Learning Enviornment

The best baseball learning environment in the world, takes place at the National Pitching Associations Coaches Certifications. This is when coaches get to learn everything about pitching. You get mechanics, recovery, pitch totals, nutrition, fitness and the mental aspects of … Continue reading

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Lee to the Rangers?

This has been the year of pitcher dominance. As mentioned earlier in a previous post, we are seeing the resurgence of top performances on the mound; perfect games, no-hitters and more. And now we see one of the top names … Continue reading

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Pitching Resurgence

Are we seeing a return to pitchers dominating?  We’ve seen two perfect games thrown by Halladay of the Phillies and Braden of the A’s. We have Ubaldo Jimenez of the Rockies putting up ridiculous numbers; E.R.A. sub-1and has won 10 … Continue reading

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Master Change

Pitchers need to command their fastball obviously, that pitch is thrown 65% of the time or more. The next pitch to master is something soft. This pitch could be any variation of a change-up or a splitter. Mastering the change-up … Continue reading

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Do Your Mechanics Change with Different Pitches?

Have you ever wondered why your off-speed pitches aren’t fooling anyone? Take a look at this NPA 3-D motion analysis of a pitcher. http://bit.ly/caGp4p As you can see the pitchers mechanics are very similar with both pitches. Continue reading

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Moyer like cheese…better with age.

Moyer doesn’t throw cheese but has certainly gotten better with age like cheese. He recently became the oldest pitcher to record a shutout in Major League History. Congrats to Moyer, who’s a great example of changing speeds, hitting spots and … Continue reading

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Pitchers Pitching for Multiple Teams

We all want a healthy and positive experience for our players. We also like to watch our kids compete and be successful, but to what expense if they are a pitcher. All the research out right now is showing that … Continue reading

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