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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.

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.

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