星期四, 8月 14, 2008

Welcome ! Paul "1950s Wind-up" Byrd

我 2004 年買的《The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers》這本書上面對 Paul Byrd 的介紹是:

Pitches:1. Fastball, 2. Cut Fastball, 3. Slider, 4. Curve, 5. Change, 6. Screwball

Note:Paul Byrd perhaps the only pitcher of his generation to pitch with a full wind-up.


Paul Byrd's throwback pitching delivery and the swing of his arms makes his pitches sing. He steps back and swings his arms behind him to start, then brings them together over his head in a style common among pitchers in the 1950s. Byrd, now 36, had used a similar motion at LSU before his college coaches persuaded him to employ one with much less movement of his pitches. But in the mid-1990s with the New York Mets, he started bending over early in the delivery to create deception and momentum. He began swinging his arms.

Byrd tried his new delivery in batting practice the next day. "Nobody said anything," he explained, "but after BP, the hitters were saying they couldn't find the ball because there was so much movement. Hitters want quietness, not a lot of arms and elbows flying around.

Paul Byrd 1995 年開始在 Mets 初登板,就開始使用這種類似 1950 年代 Juan Marichal, Sandy Koufax 大幅度的準備動作,這樣可以混淆打者的節奏並且看不清楚球路,同時讓球更有縱向的 deception 以及橫向 movement。

接下來可以注意看 Bird Show.

4 則留言:

gotribeyang 提到...

我們家鳥哥到貴隊以後丟的應該不算太差吧?起碼吃吃局數還 ok,還好沒跌股 ... :p

DLowe 提到...

鳥人今天又贏了

真是好用

gjo3gjo3 提到...

鳥叔今天被打10支安打
球速不快果然怕被連續安打

DLowe 提到...

鳥人應該有機會在決賽出賽, 狀況好當 4 號先發, 差的話當 long-relief 吃局數