Vic Black Has Created a Video Library to Assist With Teaching Pitching Mechanics

BRADENTON, Fla. - During the lost minor league season of 2020, Vic Black started a new project.

The Pirates' MiLB Pattern and Throwing Coordinator created a video library that gives pitchers the choice of mechanical tips and training videos. Each pitcher can reference these videos to gain insight on how to implement a desired change.

The project started when Black was taking videos of himself explaining different mechanical drills and development techniques to help players find ways to self-correct their own mechanics during the COVID season.

Ultimately, no matter how much coaching a player receives on their mechanics, they will need to know how to get back on track on their own -- such as in the middle of a game when an inning is going bad.

Black started recording videos to se...



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