Cy Young Award Mechanics
November 12, 2008
(click here for the 1-page .pdf)

In the wake of Tim Lincecum's Cy Young Award has come Sports Illustrated article on Lincecum's mechanics:

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That highlight 3 very important aspects of his pitching motion:

1. His athletic ability

He's a tremendous athlete who is able to get a tremendous stride to the plate:

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2. His timing

The pitching motion from leg kick to Ball Release lasts ~1.3 seconds. A crucial part is keeping your front side closed as long as possible:

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3. His consistency

Lincecum's consistent motion comes from BEING ATHLETIC and NOT slowing down with a Balance Point!


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