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|What You Need to Know: August 4, 2014||Daniel Rathman||2014-08-04|
|PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and Stat||Andrew Koo||2014-04-15|
|Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 31||Jeff Moore||2013-11-01|
|Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 18-19||Jeff Moore||2013-10-21|
|Painting the Black: The Angels' Demons||R.J. Anderson||2013-09-26|
|The Week in Quotes: September 9-15||Andrew Koo||2013-09-16|
|The Week in Quotes: September 9-15||Satchel Price||2013-09-16|
|The Week in Quotes: September 9-15||Nick Bacarella||2013-09-16|
|The Week in Quotes: September 9-15||Chris Mosch||2013-09-16|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: July 24, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-07-24|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 28, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-06-28|
|Pebble Hunting: The Best Players We Snubbed This Spring||Sam Miller||2013-06-28|
|What You Need to Know: Up in Their Grilli||Daniel Rathman||2013-05-29|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 17th, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-05-17|
|Pebble Hunting: The Starts That Defied FIP||Sam Miller||2013-05-15|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 11, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-05-11|
|Pebble Hunting: Every Thing That's Been Wrong with the Angels||Sam Miller||2013-05-08|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 1, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-05-01|
|Western Front: Walked By an Angel||Geoff Young||2013-04-30|
|Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 4/26||Ben Lindbergh||2013-04-26|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 25, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-04-25|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 24, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-04-24|
|Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 14, 2013||Clint Chisam||2013-04-14|
|Perfect Game's Preseason College All-Americans: Preseason Picks for NCAA's Best||Kendall Rogers||2013-01-22|
|2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)||How does Michael Roth get such great extension on the mound? Is that natural or was it taught to him|
(Alex from LA)
|Roth has solid momentum throughout the delivery, and finishes with strong posture, but the most impressive part of his mechanics that contribute to his extension is that he continues the forward progression of his body after foot-strike. At the National Pitching Association we called it "Stack and Track" - a pitcher who maintains a stack upper-body (good posture) while tracking towards the target after foot strike can achieve great extension. It requires strong functional strength and good balance with flex in the front knee (as opposed to a stiff landing leg), allowing the center-of-mass to drift closer to the plate. Finally, Roth has a naturally late release - he has a closed stride, and the only way to reach full extension is to release the baseball at a later point in trunk rotation than the average pitcher.
Another pitcher who is great at this is Madison Bumgarner.
On the jukebox: Yardbirds, "Happenings Ten Years Ago" (Doug Thorburn)
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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile
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Michael Roth has thrown 541 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Change (78mph) and Sinker (85mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (85mph), Slider (74mph) and Curve (69mph).