Reply to "Strength doesn't make you throw faster"

cabbagedad posted:
  Of course, I think this issue is far more complex than just categorically "upper body muscle".  Which upper body muscles?  How much?  This probably goes back to Rob T and MTH's posts. 

Definitely a complex issue.  Anecdotal example from the Marlins' outfield - Thin Ichiro and Yelich, Big Ozuna Giant Stanton. All have good arms, but very diverse bodies. Now sure, all those guys are in great shape and very athletic - but then how do you explain Bartolo Colon?  He's in his mid 40's, looks like the guy who was always picked last in recess - and he still throws harder than like 99.999 percent of people on the planet.

I suspect sorcery.

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