Friday, February 22, 2008

Tim Lincecum was the first pitcher of the day during live batting practice. He really has reduced the amount of movement in his windup. He doesn't turn toward 2B at all. As a matter of fact he never takes his eyes of the target. He was throwing harder than anyone else I have seen. Timmy elicited a few oohs and aahs from a few of the batters, particularly Dave Roberts. Tim zinged a fastball by Roberts right at the top edge of the strike zone. I'm not sure Roberts even saw it.

1 comment:

DrBGiantsfan said...

There's still a bit of a hip turn there. You can see his front foot to the second base side of his back foot. He seems to have figured out how to do that without turning his head which is probably a good thing. The hip turn gives him a tremendous amount of torque which takes stress off his arm. Go to and look up some videos of Tim and "King" Felix Hernandez. They have similar arm speeds, but Hernandez puts a lot more strain on the arm because he has no torque in his body at all.