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August 9, 2009

Bret Saberhagen on what he looks for in a young pitcher

Filed under: MiLB,MLB — The Wizard @ August 9, 2009 6:23 pm


I asked Saberhagen what he looks for in a young pitcher. From a mechanical standpoint, Saberhagen insists, “The release point and arm angle must be consistent. The ball will react differently if the release point changes. A pitcher has to repeat the same delivery with all of his pitches.”


Regarding the mental aspect, Saberhagen said, “I like to see cockiness—not arrogance—and a kind of swagger in the way they walk.

BA had the walking part down!


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