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October 12, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Gerrit Cole and Danny Hultzen

by Doug Thorburn

Breaking down the mechanics of the top two picks from the 2011 amateur draft.

October 5, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: For Those About to Watch (We Salute You)

by Doug Thorburn

One pitcher per playoff team who makes a convincing case in favor of watching every pitch of post-season baseball.

September 28, 2012

Raising Aces: Four of a Kind: Diagnosing Disappointment

by Doug Thorburn

Can mechanical changes help explain what went wrong with Dan Haren, Tommy Hanson, Jon Lester, and Ricky Romero this season?

September 21, 2012

Raising Aces: Four of a Kind: High-K Closers

by Doug Thorburn

Strikeouts are up this season, and this quartet of untouchable closers is driving the trend.

September 14, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Man in the Ironic Mask

by Doug Thorburn

BP's mechanics guru takes a break from breaking down pitchers to analyze their brethren behind the plate.

September 7, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Ace-Time Continuum

by Doug Thorburn

Checking in on five prominent starters who've seen noticeable changes in their mechanical timing this season.

August 31, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Four of a Kind: Oakland's Aces

by Doug Thorburn

Doug dissects the mechanics of Oakland's surprisingly successful starters.

August 24, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Throwdown: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner

by Doug Thorburn

Two of the best young lefties in the game faced off earlier this week. Doug breaks down the matchup.

August 17, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Draft Day Deliveries, Part Three

by Doug Thorburn

Doug wraps up his look at the top pitchers selected in the 2012 draft with five arms from the supplemental round, including the one with the draft's best mechanics.

August 10, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Hocking LOOGYs

by Doug Thorburn

How do left-handed specialists make the most of their platoon advantage, and at what cost does their approach come?

August 3, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Throwdown: Zack Greinke vs. Jeremy Hellickson

by Doug Thorburn

Earlier this week, Zack Greinke opposed Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson in his Angels debut. Doug reviews each player's approach to pitching.

July 27, 2012

Raising Aces: Violent Trends

by Doug Thorburn

Doug looks at what pitching experts mean when they call a delivery "violent," and why this violence can be inextricable from success.

July 20, 2012

Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, World Team

by Doug Thorburn

Doug wraps up his mechanical analysis of the Futures Game rosters with a look at the World Team.

July 13, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Back to The Futures Game, US Team

by Doug Thorburn

Evaluating the mechanics of the US pitchers in last Sunday's Futures Game.

June 29, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Dickey's Fine Malt Knuckler

by Doug Thorburn

Doug examines R.A. Dickey's mechanics to see how Dickey does things most knuckleballers couldn't dream of.

June 22, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: A Slide Step in the Wrong Direction

by Doug Thorburn

The slide step is intended to help pitchers, but would they be better off without it?

June 15, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Draft Day Deliveries, Part Two

by Doug Thorburn

Evaluating the mechanics of six pitchers chosen in the middle of the first round of this year's draft.

June 8, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Draft Day Deliveries, Part 1

by Doug Thorburn

Evaluating the mechanics of the first five pitchers chosen in this year's draft.

June 1, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Four of a Kind: Slot Machines

by Doug Thorburn

Doug issues Mechanics Report Cards for four pitchers who throw from high arm slots: Clay Buchholz, James McDonald, Johnny Cueto, and Joe Wieland.

May 25, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Stras Wars

by Doug Thorburn

Getting the most out of an arm as valuable as Stephen Strasburg's is a fraught task for the Nationals.

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