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How the Top MLB Pitchers are Winning in the Launch Angle Era

The game of baseball has changed in the last 3-4 years in both hitting and pitching due to recent advances in technology.  We aren’t in the “Dead Ball Era” or the “Live Ball Era” or the “Steroid Era”, we are in the StatCast Era.  Launch angle, exit velocity, spin rate and basically any other variable you can think of, have been researched, measured, and studied the past few years.… continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown – Bartolo Colon


 

 

After his almost perfect game on April 15, 2018, Dave Shinskie investigates what makes Bartolo Colon so effective in the MLB even at 44 years old. The answer lays hidden in his solid mechanics and ability to locate pitches.… continue reading

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The Stages of Learning with the Pitching Rebellion

Having graduated with a Human Development degree from Boston College,  I sometimes try to find better ways I  can get across to my players when teaching movement patterns. I recently thought about how I can incorporate The Stages of Learning in my instruction to shed light on the process it takes in learning a new task or skill.… continue reading

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Understanding the Recruiting Process – While Enjoying It (Part I)

The recruiting process is an exciting time, or at least it should be. In my experience as a Division I Softball Coach, I found a lot of the potential student-athletes I spoke with felt stressed about the process. The recruiting process can be daunting – or so it seems.continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Masahiro Tanaka

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown

Masahiro Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka is struggling in his last 4 starts of the 2017 season. Baseball Rebellion breaks down his pitching mechanics and gives insight on Tanaka’s troubles.  He throws a four and two-seam fastball, slider, curveball, and a nasty split-finger. … continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Hunter Greene

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown:

Hunter Greene

Hunter Greene is a senior at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He is 6’4″, 210 pounds and has reached 102mph on the radar gun. He is projected to be the first right-handed pitcher taken overall in the 2017 MLB draft.  … continue reading

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How To Stop Kids From Throwing Sidearm

The most common problem I see in both online and in person evaluations is a lack of body awareness through the throwing delivery. Many kids are seemingly taught to just lift their leg and then throw. There is a gap in instruction on how the lower and upper body should properly be used together.… continue reading

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MLB Draft 2016: Baseball Rebellion’s Prospects to Watch

2016 MLB Draft Baseball Rebellion Prospects to Watch

MLB Draft 2016: Baseball Rebellion’s Prospects to Watch

The 2016 MLB Draft is starting tonight, Thursday June, 9th, and all of us here at Baseball Rebellion couldn’t be more excited. There is a large amount of talent in this class, and with some BRrebel’s potentially drafted tonight through Saturday, we are all anticipating a great next few days! continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion’s Coaching Clinic In Pleasanton, CA

Baseball Rebellion PLL Baseball : Softball Coaches Clinic

Baseball Rebellion Goes to Pleasanton, CA, The Snow, and Chas’ Ankle…

In early December, Chas flew to California to meet with the Pleasanton Little League (PLL) board members about a training partnership with Baseball Rebellion. This partnership was designed to inject Baseball Rebellion’s teachings, methodologies, and philosophies into the heart of Pleasanton’s Little League: The coaches!continue reading

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The King Of The Mound 2015: An Inagural Pitching Competition

I.T.S. Baseball King of the Mound posterThe proudest moment in my teaching occurred Saturday January 24th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  Sam Whitt, a student here at I.T.S. Baseball, won our inaugural King of the Mound Tournament.  Sam was the second lesson I gave when I first started my teaching career at I.T.S.continue reading