Pitching Mechanics Analysis
Anyone who has followed my work closely knows that I think
Anthony Reyes is a mechanical trainwreck. Let me explain
exactly why I say that.
First, notice the classic
Inverted W position in Frame 37. Notice how Anthony Reyes'
Pitching Arm Side (PAS) elbow is both above and behind his shoulders
as in the photo below.
Second, notice the position of Anthony Reyes' PAS
forearm in Frame 41, which is the moment that his Glove Side (GS)
foot plants. Anthony Reyes' PAS forearm is
horizontal, rather than vertical, in Frame 41. Anthony Reyes's
PAS forearm isn't vertical until Frame 45, at which point his
shoulders have rotated significantly.
This timing problem increases the load on both his elbow and
his shoulder. I also
wonder if this problem with habitual
is one reason why Anthony Reyes has a hard time keeping the ball
down in the strike zone.
The Bottom Line
I am glad that my St. Louis Cardinals (finally) traded
Anthony Reyes to the Cleveland Indians. I would be surprised if
the Indians get significant value out of this trade due to
Inverted W and resulting timing problem.