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April 18, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Masahiro Tanaka, the Debut Ante

by Doug Thorburn

The Yankees' new starter appears to have the most important attribute of them all: the ability to make adjustment.

April 11, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Starting Pitcher Four-Pack

by Doug Thorburn

Doug looks for signs of mechanical progress by Yordano Ventura, Trevor Bauer, Chris Archer, and Erasmo Ramirez.

April 4, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Aces of Opening Day

by Doug Thorburn

A close look at four aces in action in week one.

March 28, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Out on a Limb: 2014 Pitcher Predictions

by Doug Thorburn

What does Doug see ahead for selected pitchers in 2014?

March 21, 2014

Raising Aces: Bush League: Eddie Butler, Tyler Glasnow, and Alex Meyer

by Doug Thorburn

A close look at the mechanics of a trio of top pitching prospects.

March 14, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Jonathan Gray

by Doug Thorburn

The Rockies' top prospect gets better before our eyes.

March 7, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Over the Radar 2.0

by Doug Thorburn

A mechanical look at the pitchers who've gained the most fastball velocity over the last couple seasons.

March 3, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Under the Gun 2.0

by Doug Thorburn

A mechanical look at the pitchers who lost the most fastball velocity last season.

February 28, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Andrew Heaney

by Doug Thorburn

A mechanical look at the minor leagues' top left-handed pitching prospect.

February 21, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Organizational Trends: Looking for Mechanical Hallmarks

by Doug Thorburn

In which Doug discovers mechanical connections between the pitchers on the Nats, Cardinals, Marlins, and other teams.

February 14, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez

by Doug Thorburn

Mechanical breakdowns of two top Toronto arms.

February 7, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Archie Bradley

by Doug Thorburn

Doug evaluates the mechanics of the no. 9 prospect on the Top 101.

January 31, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Evolution of Pitching Mechanics

by Doug Thorburn

From Walter Johnson to Lucas Giolito.

January 24, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Fade to Black and White

by Doug Thorburn

Scouting the deliveries of pitchers from the dawn of the television era and earlier.

January 17, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees 1980-89

by Doug Thorburn

A look at the mechanics of Catfish Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, and Bob Gibson.

January 10, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: Classic Deliveries: Hall of Fame Inductees of 1990-94

by Doug Thorburn

A look at the mechanics of Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer, and other immortals.

January 3, 2014

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Good Old Days: Nolan Ryan

by Doug Thorburn

How did one of the most dominant, durable pitchers of the past do it?

December 27, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Examining Masahiro Tanaka's Mechanics

by Doug Thorburn

Does the NPB pitcher's delivery bode well for his ability to weather a heavy early workload and make a smooth transition to the majors?

December 20, 2013

Raising Aces: Bush League: Julio Urias

by Doug Thorburn

A close look at the mechanics and performance of the precocious Dodgers lefty.

December 13, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Jameson Taillon

by Doug Thorburn

The stats don't capture the promise of Pittsburgh's top pitching prospect.

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