What exactly is "dry mound work" for a pitcher? Is it done with or without a ball? Is it done in slow motion? How does dry mound work help the pitcher? Any video links or articles would be helpful!
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Where did you hear the term?
Have read interviews/articles where pro pitchers talk about doing “dry mound work” , Max Scherzer, RA Dickey, etc. as well as references to dry mound work in articles about pro teams.
My son worked with a college pitching coach for a couple of years, and he used 'dry work' to refer to non-throwing drills (e.g., towel drills). I haven't heard the term used very often...would be interesting to learn the etymology.
I saw reference to "dry" as meaning without the ball or other item. "Mound" was referred to as from the mound as opposed to flat ground. Where I ran across it, "dry" was once used in the same context as "shadow" where the goal was simply to go through the motion with attention to mechanics. Got the impression that perhaps this is done at a very slow speed.