Todd Williams here with another baseball coaching tip...
Why are pitching/throwing mechanics so important? Other than adding MPH to your fastball, they can also save your arm from injury. WIRED magazine breaks it down.
Below is a video of Joe Mauer. There are several things to note for students of the game.
Stiff Front Leg
Hands inside the baseball
Arms just before extention at contact (more power)
Length through the hitting zone (long follow through)