Joe Sheehan from Baseball Analysts writes this great piece about keeping the ball on the ground. He notes two things:
"...What was a little surprising to me is how the groundball percentage of every pitch decreases at almost the same rate with increasing height."
And that sinkers have a "...huge advantage... in generating grounders compared to any other pitch. "
Best part about a sinker? It won't wreck a young arm, because you don't twist your wrist. Here's how Jake Westbrook does it.
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