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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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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Patrick Corbin

 

Dave Shinskie, the Lead Pitching Instructor at Baseball Rebellion, breaks down Arizona Diamondbacks ace pitcher Patrick Corbin. Dave takes us through the pitching mechanics and pitch selection that has helped Corbin start the year 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA. As Dave points out, Corbin’s lethal off-speed breaking pitches have lead to 20 highlight-worthy strikeouts, tops in the MLB so far!… continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Ervin Santana

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown

Ervin Santana

In this breakdown, explain how Ervin Santana has been so effective this year and for the last 13 years. Santana is in the top 10 in every pitching statistic in 2017 and leads the league in complete games and shut outs.… 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: JB Bukauskas

JB Bukauskas Pitching Breakdown

Baseball Rebellion Breakdown

JB Bukauskas

Baseball Rebellion breaks down JB Bukauskas, one of the top pitching prospects in the 2017 MLB draft. He is a big physical kid from Ashburn, Virginia and attends the University of North Carolina. Bukauskas regularly throws in the mid-90’s fastball and has hit 100 mph.… continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Marcus Stroman

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown:

Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman will most likely be the Toronto Blue Jays opening day starter this year. He was named the MVP of the World Baseball Classic after pitching 6+ no-hit innings in the championship vs Puerto Rico.continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergarrd Spring Training Bullpen

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown:

Matt Harvey & Noah Syndergarrd

In this Baseball Rebellion pitching breakdown we look at the New York Mets bigs guns, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergarrd. I explain why Harvey has had arm trouble and will continue to experience tough times in the future.continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen Pitching Breakdown

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown:

Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen is a great example of money well spent in the MLB today. He’s a guy that I see as minimal Risk of Injury Factors with a cut fastball that Mariano Rivera would be proud of.continue reading

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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Whitey Ford

Whitey Ford Pitching Breakdown

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown:

Whitey Ford

Whitey Ford was a fun pitcher to do a Baseball Rebellion Pitching breakdown on his throwing mechanics. Ford won 236 games for the New York Yankees and had a career 236-106 record. He did have surgery at the end of his career however I believe this was just due to over use and age.continue reading