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May 18, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: All About Injuries

by Doug Thorburn

What are the real mechanical precursors of pitcher injury? And what is the real lesson of Mark Prior's injury history?

May 11, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Where's Ubaldo?

by Doug Thorburn

Wondering what happened to the Ubaldo Jimenez the Indians thought they were acquiring? Look no further than his disintegrating mechanics.

May 3, 2012

Raising Aces: Six Degrees of Supination

by Doug Thorburn

A primer on how pitchers produce movement and vary velocity by gripping and releasing their pitches.

April 26, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Timmys

by Doug Thorburn

Is something physically or mechanically wrong with Tim Lincecum, or are his struggles to start the season something we've seen before?

April 19, 2012

Premium Article Raising Aces: Downhill from Here

by Doug Thorburn

How much does pitching on a downhill plane affect a pitcher's ability to get ground balls?

April 12, 2012

Raising Aces: Dissecting Darvish

by Doug Thorburn

Timing issues held Yu Darvish back in his first big-league start, but sound underlying mechanics suggest that he'll soon put those struggles behind him.

April 4, 2012

Raising Aces: Pitchology 101

by Doug Thorburn

BP's new expert on pitcher mechanics debuts with a primer on the most important components of the pitching motion.

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