Should Pitchers Ice Their Arms?
Posted by on 6/7/2023 to Health & Fitness Tips
Dan Blewett says that unless your arm hurts, a pitcher should NOT be icing his arm after he pitches. It reduces blood flow, stunting your body's natural ability to heal itself.
Youth Pitchers SHOULD NOT Be Throwing 4 Pitches
Dan Blewett says that amateur pitchers should not be throwing 4 different pitches. 3 or even 2 great pitches is enough until you get to college. Throwing more than 3 usually means 4 mediocre pitch types instead of 2-3 great ones.
Pitchers - Are You Tipping Your Pitch When You Fan Your Glove?
Dan Blewett explains how sometimes, fanning your glove tips the pitch you are throwing.
How to Pitch When A Key Runner is in Scoring Position
Dan Blewett explains how a pitcher's strategy changes when there is a key run on base in scoring position.
How The Count Affects What Pitchers Should Throw
Dan Blewett discusses the change pitchers need to make in their pitch type and location, based on the count.
How to Pitch to Batters with a Closed Stance
Dan Blewett explains the most effective way to pitch to a batter who has a closed stance.
Pitchers - How to Get Batters to Pop-Up
Dan Blewett explains the best way for a pitcher to get a batter to pop a pitch up.
Pitchers - Why Pitching "Backwards" Can Be Very Effective
Dan Blewett explains what pitching backwards means and why it can be really effective for pitchers who have excellent control of a variety of pitches.
Pitchers - The Importance of Three Pitch Efficiency
Dan Blewett explains what "three pitch efficiency" is and why it is important for a pitcher.
Why Pitching Inside to Hitters is Important
Dan Blewett explains why it is important to pitch inside to hitters.
The Four Biggest Pitch Calling Mistakes
Dan Blewett explains the four biggest mistakes that coaches, pitchers and catchers make when calling pitches.
Pitchers - How to Get Out of a Bases Loaded, No Outs Jam
Dan Blewett outlines the best strategy for pitchers who find themselves in a jam with the bases loaded and no outs.
How to Pitch with a 2-2- Count
Dan Blewett explains what pitcher's strategy should be on a 2-2 count.
When Should Pitchers Bounce a Curveball to a Hitter?
Dan Blewett explains the best times to bounce a curveball to a hitter.
Why Some Pitchers are Better High Ball Throwers
Dan Blewett explains why some pitchers are better throwing fastballs up or down in the zone and what characteristics make pitchers better for throwing high vs. low.
Can You Throw a Righty-Righty or Lefty-Lefty Changeup?
Although changeups are extremely effective when thrown to a batter who hits from the opposite side of the plate that you throw from, Dan Blewett explains why throwing a lefty-lefty or righty-righty changeup can also be very effective.
Pitchers - Ways to Keep Hitters Off-Balance
Dan Blewett provides a variety of methods that pitchers can use to keep hitters off-balance.
Pitchers - The Ideal Ratio of Fastball to Other Pitches
Dan Blewett provides the ideal pitch ratio for pitchers of different ages and abilities (i.e. the percentage of fastballs to other pitches).
How to Pitch with First Base Open
Dan Blewett explains what your pitch strategy should be when other bases have a runner but first base is open.
Strike More Batters Out by Getting to your "Out Pitch" Faster
Dan Blewett says the secret to striking out hitters is knowing what your "out pitch" is going to be for the hitter and choosing a pitch sequence that gets you there in the fewest pitches.
Is it Still Considered Hard to Throw 90MPH?
Dan Blewett responds to the question, "is throwing 90 MPH a hard thing for pitchers to do these days?"
Pitchers - Keep Your Windup Simple!
Dan Blewett demonstrates mistakes some young pitchers make in their windups and why keeping it simple creates better balance and more consistency.
Pitchers - Stop Throwing a Two-Seamer!
Dan Blewett says that most pitchers should stop throwing a two-seamer and explains why.
Pitchers - Use the Batter's Hand Position to Find Weak Spots
Dan Blewett demonstrates how a batter's hand position can help a pitcher see the weak spots in their hitting zone.
How to Throw Harder - There Are No Shortcuts
Dan Blewett says that there are no shortcuts to throwing harder. Pitchers need to concentrate on these four things if they want to increase their speed.