Video breakdown of Phil’s mechanicsBy
Excellent piece over at the Hardball Times today on the difference between Phil Hughes’s mechanics in his start against the Jays and a start from 2006.
There seem to be a few slight differences in the approach. He still keeps his arm low as he winds up and lets his lower half do much of the work. His shoulder flies open a little (remember Randy Johnson bitching about that?), and he has a slightly higher arm slot.
I’m sure Gator as gone over similar video with Hughes, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him tighten up his mechanics in a few spots this time around.