Reply to "Updating the Windup vs. Stretch debate"

Chico Escuela posted:

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My son has pitched exclusively from the stretch since he started pitching at 9 years old. ...

 

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Is there any reason to introduce a completely new delivery for a successful 16 y.o. pitcher just because a coach thinks a windup improves velo?  ...  Do college coaches share the pro-windup bias, and does my son need to change his delivery for them?  The pro-windup camp seems to be mostly old school guys—the types who might well be head coaches...

I think you answered your own question.  Yes, it is still largely old school guys coaching at the college level and yes, it is still the prevailing thought process that a SP should be going from the wind with no runners.  I'd say get him comfortable or risk running into concerns during the recruiting process... warranted or not.

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