Tim Lincecum can pitch 97 mph because he has an efficient delivery. Our Somax ( somaxsports.com ) analysis measures his Range, Sequence, Separation and Speed to show how he does it. Tim shares a large Stride Angle with Hall of Fame pitchers Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax, Greg Maddux, Tom Seaver, Juan Marichal, and Warren Spahn. Pitchers with a small Stride Angle often have a large ERA--as their stiff lower body cannot contribute much power to the pitch. A small Stride Angle also places more stress on the arm, leading to overuse injuries and a short career.

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