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. In the breakdown I point out his repeatable mechanics along with his pitch sequence through three different counts. Santana stays mentally ahead of the hitters by being able make pitches on any count. In the video I give examples of Santana throwing of the hitters on a 3-2 curve ball, 2-2 curve ball, and a 1-2 fastball at 95 mph.

Ervin Santana is only 34 years old but has thrown 2300 innings in his career. He has never missed a year due to injury which tells you he is doing something right with his mechanics. Being able to still bring 95 mph with and mix in a nasty curve and change up for as many years as he has means his mechanics are as solid as they come. Hope you enjoy this weeks pitching breakdown of Ervin Santana, please leave your comments below.

Dave Shinskie – Leader of Baseball Pitching Rebellion


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Dave Shinskie is the only certified Baseball Rebellion throwing / pitching instructor and writer. After spending the last year training and learning the pitching methodology under Justin Orenduff at I.T.S. Baseball, Dave will serve as the leader of the pitching rebellion and will continue to research & develop training concepts for baseball rebellion. Dave experienced a high level of success as a professional baseball player and a Division-1 Starting Quarterback, his experience as an athlete, as well as his education background, will be vital to the ongoing development of both baseball pitchers and throwers. Dave was selected out of high school in the 4th round of the 2003 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins, with his last MLB assignment in 2009 with Double-A Toronto Blue Jays. Following dave accepted a full athletic football scholarship at Boston College at age 25. He set BC Freshman passing records with 2,049 yards and 15 touchdowns. In 2013, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College where he majored in Human Development with a Minor in Communications. Wish you could learn and train with Dave Shinskie? Now you can by signing up for Baseball Rebellion's Online Pitching / Throwing Lessons!

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