Welcome to ChrisOLeary.com,
where I discuss the different projects I am working on. That
includes the pitcher injury epidemic and my old nemesis the
Inverted W as well as
hitting in general.
WORLD SERIES PROVEN INSTRUCTION
have a number of clients in the major leagues, including
two who played on World Series teams.
who was literally my first client, put up
6.5 fWAR in 2010 and is shown hitting a home run in the
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DOMINANT & DURABLE
As a male, and the father of a young high school pitcher, I
understand the emphasis on velocity. It makes everything easier. The problem is,
there is a difference between how modern
pitchers are being taught to create velocity and how great pitchers like
Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan (actually) created
velocity. That difference has led to the arm of problems of
Stephen Strasburg, and
I have spent the past 10 years studying the pitching
mechanics of pitchers who were both
Dominant and Durable,
how they moved, and how they were taught.
DOMINANT & DURABLE: DAVID PRICE
Price is one of a shrinking number of pitchers who still
generate velocity in the classic manner. My latest pitching
Dominant and Durable: David Price,
is a nearly 600 page breakdown of his pitching mechanics. I
spent 2015 travelling around the country and collecting 120 fps
video clips of David Price's pitching mechanics and assembling
them into a exhaustively detailed
flipbook analysis of David Price's pitching mechanics.
DOMINANT & DURABLE: NOLAN RYAN
Ryan was one of the most dominant pitchers of all time and
maintained that dominance for 27 years.
Dominant and Durable:
Nolan Ryan is a nearly 700 page,
extremely detailed photographic study and analysis of his
month before his elbow failed, I saw something in
Jose Fernandez's pitching mechanics that puts his elbow and
shoulder at risk and tweeted my concerns. A month before his
shoulder failed, I saw that Jose Fernandez was still doing those
things and tweeted my concerns.
PITCHER INJURY PREDICTIONS
As a result of my 10+ years
study pitching mechanics, I have developed an algorithm for
evaluating pitchers' mechanics.
The List contains both my accurate and inaccurate
predictions of which pitchers will and will not be injured.
FIXING BAT DRAG
Are you working with a hitter who used to hit for power and
around 5th grade, stopped hitting?
A hitter who hits everything to the
opposite field? Who can't pull the ball to save their life? Who has a huge uppercut that you just can't fix,
no matter what you try?
They may have
Bat Drag is the leading killer of baseball swings and
dreams. My sons' struggles with Bat Drag, and the fact that nothing I
tried worked, was the thing that
drove me to understand the high-level swing.
Fixing Bat Drag
combines everything I have learned in the subsequent ten years of fixing the
Bat Drag in my sons' swings and the swings of their friends and
As a result of the recent discussion about the
baseball pitcher injury epidemic, I have put
together a piece called
that gives my view of what is happening, why, and what
coaches, parents, and physicians can do about it. In order to
ensure that everyone who wants to read The Epidemic can
do so, rather than charging a fixed amount for it, I
have made The Epidemic
available via a Pay What You Can pricing model.
THROWING MECHANICS 101
As I explain in
The Epidemic, one reason why pitchers are increasingly getting
injured, and needing Tommy John Surgery, at increasing rates is
due to how they were taught to throw. Throwing Mechanics 101
proper throwing mechanics and how to develop them.
ALBERT PUJOLS FLIPBOOK
I first met Andres Torres, he was on his way out of baseball due
to his inability to hit for power or even average. With the help
of my Albert
Pujols Flipbook Swing Analysis, Andres learned what a
good swing actually looks like and started to turn his career
THE SECRETS OF ALBERT PUJOLS' SWING
newest hitting eBook is
The Secrets of Albert Pujols' Swing. It is a
detailed and comprehensive analysis of the swing
Albert Pujols, of one of the greatest complete hitters of all
time. The Secrets of Albert Pujols' Swing is available
as a PDF and is just $12.
HITTING & THROWING BASICS
I am constantly asked if I have any products for younger
players. As a result, I have created
Hitting & Throwing Basics which is designed to
get young baseball and softball players
on track and, just importantly,
help their parents and coaches keep them from getting