Defensive Setup: The Hop

Defensive Setup: The Hop Defensive Setup: The Hop As we all know, the game of baseball is a game of inches.  With the evolution of MLB’s statcast, it’s becoming even more apparent.  On the defensive side of things, route efficiency and reaction times are two of the...

Adjusting to off-speed

Adjusting to Off-Speed Adjusting to Off-Speed As I mentioned in an earlier post, Warren Spahn was quoted as saying “Hitting is timing and pitching is upsetting timing.”  One of the ways that pitchers try to upset a hitter’s timing is by changing speeds.  So how do...
Timing Part III: A Hitter’s Response

Timing Part III: A Hitter’s Response

Timing Part III: A Hitter's Response Timing Part III: A Hitter’s Response This is the final post is a series of posts about timing and adjustments between pitchers and hitters. If you’ve missed either of the first two, you can get caught up here. Timing Part I:...
Timing Part II: Pitcher’s Perspective

Timing Part II: Pitcher’s Perspective

Timing Part II: Pitcher's Perspective Timing Part II: Pitcher’s Perspective We’ll start this post the same way we started the other post on timing with the quote from Warren Spahn that “Hitting is timing and pitching is upsetting timing.” If you missed the...
Timing Part I: Hitter’s Perspective

Timing Part I: Hitter’s Perspective

Timing Part I: Hitter's Perspective Timing Part I: Hitter’s Perspective Timing seems to be one of those concepts that people throw around a lot but have a hard time explaining. I’m sure we’ve all heard the quote from Warren Spahn that “Hitting is timing and...