DIFFERENCES IN ANGULAR VELOCITY AMONG SELECTED KINEMATICS DURING A LEFT-HANDED PITCHER’S PICK-OFF MOVE

  • Dave Fortenbaugh
  • Monique Butcher-Mokha
Keywords: baseball, pick-off, left-handed, pitching

Abstract

Previous research on the left-handed pitcher’s pick-off move has only focused on angular displacements. The purpose of this study was to analyze differences in angular velocity among selected kinematic variables between a pick-off move to first base and a normal delivery to home plate. Kinematic data were collected on pitchers (n=10) performing deliveries to first and home. Significant differences existed in nearly all of the kinematic variables. The timing of these differences can be used to aid baserunners in determining at which angles and at what times they should focus their attention.
Published
2007-10-20
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities