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    100mph Pitcher's and Top Javelin Throwers

    Just did a quick analysis of height and weights of current MLB pitchers and then compared to the top 10 or so Javelin throwers in past few years. Interestingly, both groups had similar heights and weights (about 6'2"", 215 lbs).

    Of the baseball pitchers on the list, only one was not over 200 lbs (Linncecum). I would be curious to know what the pitchers weight room numbers are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESTI View Post
    Just did a quick analysis of height and weights of current MLB pitchers and then compared to the top 10 or so Javelin throwers in past few years. Interestingly, both groups had similar heights and weights (about 6'2"", 215 lbs).

    Of the baseball pitchers on the list, only one was not over 200 lbs (Linncecum). I would be curious to know what the pitchers weight room numbers are.
    ESTI, Wouldn't rotational/core training be at the forefront of there training programs in the gym? As opposed too multiple-joint exercises?.


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    BTW, Me being an English citizen, who is regarded as the fastest pitcher in baseball?. (MLB)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESTI View Post
    Of the baseball pitchers on the list, only one was not over 200 lbs (Linncecum). I would be curious to know what the pitchers weight room numbers are.
    where was this list? because billy wagner used to be able to hit 100 and he is 5'10 180. and ichiro just won the survey on which outfielder has the best arm in SI and he's listed at 5'9-5'11 160-175. juan cruz used to hit 95 and weighed 140

    i remember reading bobby jenks avoids the weight room altogether but pettite has an intense weight program. tom seaver did conditioning over weights, id bet the weight room numbers are extremely varied and their programs very individual

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race Radio View Post
    BTW, Me being an English citizen, who is regarded as the fastest pitcher in baseball?. (MLB)
    might be strasburg, though he hasnt made an mlb appearance yet, he probably will before the season's over

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC3gczLJLuE and check this, two indian jav throwers turned into pro baseball pitchers (both could throw mid high 80s off a whim just with jav training)

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    Name Speed Position Height Weight
    Joel Zumaya 104.8 Set Up 75 210
    Jonathan Broxton 102.6 Closer 76 295
    Brian Wilson 102.2 Closer 73 195
    Brad Lidge RHP 102 Closer 75 215
    Bobby Jenks RHP 102 Closer 75 275
    Neftali Feliz 102 Closer 75 215
    Matt Lindstrom 102 Starter-Closer 75 220
    Justin Verlander 102 Starter 77 225
    Daniel Bard 101.3 Middle Relief 74 200
    A.J. Burnet 101 Starter 75 205
    Joba Chamberlain 101 Relief 74 230
    Bobby Parnell 100.9 Starter 74 200
    Henry Rodriguez 100.6 Relief 72 220
    Ubaldo Jimenez 100.6 Starter 76 210
    Merkin Valdez 100.2 Relief 73 230
    Kyle Farnsworth 100.2 Relief 74 220
    Fernando Rodney 100.1 Closer 71 215
    Kevin Jepsen 100.0 Relief 75 215
    Mark Lowe 100 Relief 75 210
    Tim Lincecum 99.3 Starter 71 170
    Stephen Strasburg 103 Minor Leagues 74 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race Radio View Post
    ESTI, Wouldn't rotational/core training be at the forefront of there training programs in the gym? As opposed too multiple-joint exercises?.
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    Possibly. Since finding this list, I have spent about 8 hours studying javelin strength training programs from various european coaches. The common thread was they all could lift heavy numbers. Many also mentioned medicine ball work but nothing specific was mentioned, maybe because of translation issues??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESTI View Post
    The common thread was they all could lift heavy numbers.
    i wouldnt be surprised if baseball pitchers were much weaker than world class jav throwers because a baseball weighs 5 oz and a jav weighs six times that

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    Al Vermeil has some good stories about maximum strength/power and long drive champions in golf. All of the top long drivers have good scores in vertical jump, broad jump and med-ball max distance throws. And, they also do power cleans.

    I believe the involvement of "rotational" training is overplayed by the lay trainers out there. Maximal strength and lower body power are critical in throwing events.

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