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March 29, 2013

Raising Aces: Against the Grain

by Doug Thorburn

Eight starters who combine top-flight results with suspect mechanics.

March 22, 2013

Fantasy Article Raising Aces: Pulling the Pin

by Doug Thorburn

Which pitchers have most often sabotaged their fantasy owners' seasons with disaster starts?

March 15, 2013

Premium Article Raising Aces: Trending: Over the Top

by Doug Thorburn

Comparing the rotations of the Rays and Brewers reveals two organizations with drastically different philosophies about pitching mechanics.

March 8, 2013

Raising Aces: Under the Gun

by Doug Thorburn

Which pitchers have lost velocity over the past few seasons, and why?

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.

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