Leading with the Elbow
Some people believe that it
is bad for a pitcher to lead with their elbow.
I think it's
just part of throwing hard.
As a result, I don't think that
leading with the elbow says anything about whether a pitcher
will be injured or not. Below are photos of a
number of successful major league pitchers who lead with the
elbow. Some have experienced serious injuries, but most haven't.
That is because, in truth, leading with the elbow is
just a natural part of the throwing process.
pitcher's shoulders start to rotate, their Pitching Arm Side
(PAS) upper arm externally rotate and the PAS forearm lays
back into the position below where they are leading with
their elbows. When the shoulders start to decelerate, the
elbow then rapidly, and automatically, extends through the