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I was wondering if anyone else had noticed a changed in Beckett's wind-up this year. It appears that he is less up-right as he approaches the plate and plants his left foot. He now has an arch in his back (similar to David Cone) as he delivers. Perhaps this change was made to put less pressure on the lower back/obliques. However, it seems that Beckett has lost velocity on his 4-seam fastball and has lost some movement on his 2-seamer/change. Also, it seems that he hasn't had a sharp breaking ball, but that could be for other reasons.

 

Has anyone else noticed or have a report about it?

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I was wondering if anyone else had noticed a changed in Beckett's wind-up this year. It appears that he is less up-right as he approaches the plate and plants his left foot. He now has an arch in his back (similar to David Cone) as he delivers. Perhaps this change was made to put less pressure on the lower back/obliques. However, it seems that Beckett has lost velocity on his 4-seam fastball and has lost some movement on his 2-seamer/change. Also, it seems that he hasn't had a sharp breaking ball, but that could be for other reasons.

 

Has anyone else noticed or have a report about it?

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nope, i haven't heard anything. as long as he's pitching the way he's pitching and still getting w's then i don't care what he's doing.

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Noticed the dip in velocity, but I think that has more to do with him taking something off to hit his spots than anything else.

 

As for the delivery, nah, nothing major. Possibly a minor tweaking to, as you said, alleviate some pressure put on his oblique, but I don't think it's affecting his stuff. His curveball is still filthy when he's locating it...

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I was wondering if anyone else had noticed a changed in Beckett's wind-up this year. It appears that he is less up-right as he approaches the plate and plants his left foot. He now has an arch in his back (similar to David Cone) as he delivers. Perhaps this change was made to put less pressure on the lower back/obliques. However, it seems that Beckett has lost velocity on his 4-seam fastball and has lost some movement on his 2-seamer/change. Also, it seems that he hasn't had a sharp breaking ball, but that could be for other reasons.

 

Has anyone else noticed or have a report about it?

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Swede I was going to post the exact same thing last night. He's developed that little hitch... reminds me of Pavano a little.

 

Not sure if it's serving him well or not yet... delivery doesn't look as smooth as it used to, but we'll have to wait & see. As you said, maybe it's something to ease pressure on his obliques after the injury...

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I was wondering if anyone else had noticed a changed in Beckett's wind-up this year.? It appears that he is less up-right as he approaches the plate and plants his left foot.? He now has an arch in his back (similar to David Cone) as he delivers.? Perhaps this change was made to put less pressure on the lower back/obliques.? However, it seems that Beckett has lost velocity on his 4-seam fastball and has lost some movement on his 2-seamer/change.? Also, it seems that he hasn't had a sharp breaking ball, but that could be for other reasons.

 

Has anyone else noticed or have a report about it?

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Swede I was going to post the exact same thing last night. He's developed that little hitch... reminds me of Pavano a little.

 

Not sure if it's serving him well or not yet... delivery doesn't look as smooth as it used to, but we'll have to wait & see. As you said, maybe it's something to ease pressure on his obliques after the injury...

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I think he has been doing this all year. Perhaps it is a preventative measure. I don't like it because i think it has taken some of the snap/sharp break away from his curveball.

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