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March 1, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Over the Radar

by Doug Thorburn

Which pitchers have managed to defy Father Time and add velo as they've aged?

February 1, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Jameson Taillon and Taijuan Walker

by Doug Thorburn

Sofa-scouting the mechanics of two high-profile pitching prospects.

January 25, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Revisiting the Good Old Days

by Doug Thorburn

What conclusions can we draw from studying the incremental mechanical refinements of great pitchers past?

January 18, 2013

Raising Aces: Then and Now: Giology

by Doug Thorburn

Gio Gonzalez took a big step forward statistically last season, and his breakout was backed up by mechanical improvements.

January 11, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Good Old Days: Roger Clemens

by Doug Thorburn

Regardless of whether the Rocket was clean, his mechanics were a beautiful sight to behold.

January 4, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Then and Now: It's Good to Be the King

by Doug Thorburn

Felix Hernandez has been a phenom for years, but his pitching style has changed significantly since he made it to the majors.

December 28, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Ghost of Articles Past

by Doug Thorburn

Doug digs through his back catalog to bring BP readers up to speed on how he got here.

December 21, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Making the Grade, Part Two

by Doug Thorburn

Doug wraps up his visual guide to breaking down pitcher deliveries.

December 14, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Good Old Days: Greg Maddux

by Doug Thorburn

Perhaps no modern pitcher has had mechanics, or results, as consistent as Greg Maddux.

December 7, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Making the Grade, Part One

by Doug Thorburn

How does Doug decide what grade to give pitchers on their mechanics report cards? Here's a visual guide.

November 30, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: On the Other Hand

by Doug Thorburn

Don't become so fixated on the throwing arm during that time you forget about what's going on with the glove side.

November 16, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal

by Doug Thorburn

If the Cardinals' high-risk rotation needs help in 2013, can they rely on a pair of pitching prospects to plug the holes?

November 9, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Good Old Days: Pedro Martinez

by Doug Thorburn

Pedro's flawless repetition made his unparalleled career possible.

November 2, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: The Good Old Days: Randy Johnson

by Doug Thorburn

Randy Johnson was one of the most dominant pitchers of his or any era, but his peak wouldn't have been possible without continual mechanical tinkering.

October 26, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Pitchology, Final Exam

by Doug Thorburn

You've been reading Raising Aces all season. Now it's time to put your knowledge to the test.

October 19, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Bush League: The Power of Bauer

by Doug Thorburn

Diamondbacks prospect Trevor Bauer boasts a tantalizing combination of talent and inconsistency.

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.

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