The DNA of Successful Pitching

The DNA of Successful Pitching
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Product Description

Learn to throw off a hitter's timing by making all of your pitches look the same to the batter!

  • Get a series of drills to drastically increase the development of your curve ball by enhancing the feel, the break, and the command
  • Use late movement to take advantage of the hitter's 5 foot "blind zone"
  • Build functional strength that will allow your body to deliver the ball efficiently and powerfully to the plate

with Byron Embry,
Founder and Lead Instructor of Pitching 101;
pitched 12 professional seasons in the Braves, Royals and Mariners organizations;
Coach Embry has helped develop over 6,000 pitchers worldwide, as well as working as consultant to dozens of high and collegiate programs.

Successful pitchers have to be deceptive in many ways. The great pitchers in baseball keep opponents guessing every step of the way. Finding ways to disguise your pitches and pick-off moves will keep batters struggling to get on base, and if they do, will eliminate their running game.

Using a progression of pitching practice drills, Byron Embry teaches how to throw four pitches to command and throw them in different situations. He also shows various pick-off moves to control base runners and rotation drills to gain more control and movement with breaking pitches.


Coach Embry offers a breakdown of major pitches that a high school pitcher would need and how to incorporate them in game situations. He teaches you grips and pitching techniques of the 4-seam fastball, 2-seam fastball, traditional curve ball, knuckle curve, traditional change-up, circle change and slider. Learn the features of each pitch, why they do what they do, and why they are so effective when they look the same. Understanding how a pitch works will help athletes throw it correctly.

Successful pitchers must find ways to disguise their pitches, leaving batters guessing what's coming next. The emphasis on a repeatable arm action is essential for any pitcher's success. Coach Embry's techniques are proven to create that necessary repeatability. He shows two different grips for the fastball, and two grips for the curve ball. In addition, Embry passes along tips on how to throw the change up and slider more effectively. Get more swings and misses by making your pitches look similar while getting them to break more!

Pitching Drills

Embry shares progression drills that help to build the pitcher from the ground up. His focus is on technique and incorporating a young pitcher's natural talents as a way to grow the pitching style. He offers a seated spin drill to help the pitcher initially isolate the arm action, allowing him to perfect his spin on the pitch. Gradually, the pitcher will back up and incorporate more of the body and throwing motion, while working to continue the perfected spin.

Embry also introduces the spread drill that helps the pitcher work on loose arm action while eliminating some of the leg movement.

Pick-off Moves

If you can shorten the lead that runners are able to take, your catchers will have a much better chance to throw out potential base stealers. Learn three different pick-off moves to make it more difficult for runners to steal while you're on the mound!

Embry shows you how to throw and disguise your pitches, using two drills to develop the correct spin and make your pitches break. Let one of the best pitching instructors in the game, Byron Embry, show you how to keep opponents guessing by being deceptive on the mound!

"My team's ace was struggling with understanding the concept of rotation for breaking balls. Using the rotation drills in this video, he quickly grasped the concept and has gone undefeated since then, developing a nasty breaking ball that no one can hit hard." - Customer Review

43 minutes. 2017.

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