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Hand Rhythm Throws

Hand Rhythm Throws

The reason I put so much emphasis on Athleticism is because you need to build a strong foundation within your development and athleticism is the foundation for any elite thrower
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Simple Plyo Ball Bullpen Routine

Simple Plyo Ball Bullpen Routine

This will be a simple plyo ball routine that I typically use when i'm in the Bullpen and expected to go into the game soon. Be sure to checkout my Plyo eBook that features ALL Drills + Routines!
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Alan Jaeger 3-Part Podcast

In episode 58 of The Robby Row Show I'm welcomed by Alan Jaeger. A man who needs no introduction but does need 3 separate episodes due to the man having so much valuable information to share!
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Marcus Stroman’s Windup Breakdown

Marcus Stroman’s Windup Breakdown

We all know Marcus Stroman for being one of the games best personalities as well as one of the games best "Pitcher Athletes." Stroman is known for his unique variations he displays in his windup. He's one of the first guys to incorporate hesitations and quick pitches...

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Athleticism Over Mechanics

Athleticism Over Mechanics

It's funny right? I offer "Mechanical Analysis" and here I am writing a blog on why we should avoid "Mechanics." But what i'm about to dive into is real!
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How To Command The Baseball Better – FAQ’s

How To Command The Baseball Better – FAQ’s

The 2nd most popular question that I get is in regards to command and how can pitchers get good at commanding the baseball. Today we'll take a deep dive into the mental and physical components that are a piece to being able to command the baseball.
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How Not To Perform a PFP

How Not To Perform a PFP

I talk a lot about PFP's (Pitchers Fielding Practice) due to the importance of being an athlete and helping your own cause. In this clip we'll see how NOT to perform a PFP.
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No Throwing Partner – No Problem

No Throwing Partner – No Problem

If you're somebody that often uses the excuse that you don't have anyone to throw with then this video is for you because there's always a way to get better even if you have to do it all by yourself!
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Jacob deGrom Mechanics Breakdown

Jacob deGrom Mechanics Breakdown

In my opinion Jacob deGrom has one of the cleanest deliveries in all of Baseball. You'll notice in this breakdown the fluidity of movements that lead to extreme power output.
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J-Bands Routine

J-Bands Routine

Here you will find my entire (normal speed) J-Bands Routine as well as an opportunity to purchase a set of J-Bands at a discounted price!
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Single Leg Box Drill

Single Leg Box Drill

The positions that we get our body into during our pitching delivery matter. Lets take a look at one of my favorite drills to teach a powerful lower half pattern.
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Lead Leg Elevated Drill

Lead Leg Elevated Drill

Today we'll take a look at a preset lead leg elevated drill that I like to incorporate for a couple different reasons that we'll breakdown in detail during this blog post.
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Eovaldi Pickoff Move To First

Eovaldi Pickoff Move To First

Wanted to do a post on an efficient way to pickoff to first base. In today's video you will see Nathan Eovaldi recognize a pattern he was getting into and used that to his advantage to pickoff the base runner.
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Step Back Throws

Step Back Throws

I talk a lot about "staying connected to the ground" for Pitchers to effectively utilize their lower half in their delivery and this drill provides that feeling that we're searching for
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The Yips

The Yips

If you're a Baseball Player you know what the Yips are.. They suck. I've seen many people struggle with them including myself at certain points in my career. Today I want to provide some insight on how to overcome them. Please share this with somebody you think could benefit from hearing this segment!
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Walker Buehler Comes Back From 3-0

Walker Buehler Comes Back From 3-0

  Discounted Baseball Products ALL PRODUCTS you see in this Post Subscribe To My Podcast     eBooks Available For Purchase Pitchers Warmup Routine eBook Pitch Grip Analysis eBook Mobility Routines eBook Online Pitching Coach Options Mechanical Video...

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Jaeger Sports J Bands – Product Reviews

Jaeger Sports J Bands – Product Reviews

  This product really needs no review from me due to the fact that they are used by so many different athletes, teams, organizations, and even countries! That alone should tell you how valuable the J-Bands are when it comes to Arm Health! Below you will be able...

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Rehab Throwing Program – Session 9

Rehab Throwing Program – Session 9

August 18th   Scroll below to view Motus Sleeve Data, FitBit Data, eBooks, and Online Pitching Coach Options!         Sessions Data     Motus Sleeve Data   Purchase Motus Sleeve Motus Global Website Discount - "Robby10"  ...

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Arm Path Segmentation

Arm Path Segmentation

Since I’ve started posting my Throwing Programs I’ve gotten a lot of questions regarding how I start my throwing.. A lot of people have noticed that I start each session by throwing with my opposite leg going forward. This is my explanation as to “why” I do this but...

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Full Throwing Session – Rehab Throwing Session 8

Full Throwing Session – Rehab Throwing Session 8

August 16th, 2019       Sessions Data     Track Your Workouts FitBit I Use   eBooks Available For Purchase Pitch Grip Analysis eBook Mobility Routines eBook Pitchers Warmup Routines eBook   Online Pitching Coach Options Mechanical...

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Visualization

Visualization

Today I'll take a complete dive into Visualization. I get a lot of questions regarding this due to the simple fact that I talk about it quite a bit. Obviously a huge believer in visualization but I do encourage you to identify if it's going to benefit your...

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The Comeback – Session 48

The Comeback – Session 48

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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Rehab Throwing Session #7 – August 14th

Rehab Throwing Session #7 – August 14th

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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The Comeback – Session 46

The Comeback – Session 46

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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Arm Drag – Arm “On Time”

Arm Drag – Arm “On Time”

Hey guys so today I want to talk about "Arm Drag" or "Arm Being Late" whichever phrase that you've heard in your development. For me this is a crucial piece to optimizing the Pitching delivery to not only maximize our potential power output but also to protect against...

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The Comeback – Session 45

The Comeback – Session 45

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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VeloPro Harness – Product Reviews

VeloPro Harness – Product Reviews

I’ve talked about the VeloPro Harness (@veloprobaseball) several times on my IG. I had one of the founders of it on the Podcast in which you can check out here (Episode 11) anytime you like to get more info on the harness and why it’s beneficial for any pitcher. As...

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The Comeback – Session #44

The Comeback – Session #44

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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Tips On How To Throw Harder – FAQ’s

Tips On How To Throw Harder – FAQ’s

Going to start a new segment of FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) so I can further elaborate on the questions I get asked the most.    Today's Topic Tips on How To Throw Harder          Pocket Radar Purchase Pocket Radar Email me -...

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Not Getting Playing Time

Not Getting Playing Time

"What can I do if my coach isn't playing me?"   This was a question that got asked during yesterdays Q&A on Instagram and I couldn’t just give a 15 second answer. Such a good topic touching on the importance of foundation as well as perception. Hope this...

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The Comeback – Session #42

The Comeback – Session #42

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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Showcases + Scouting/Recruiting Process

Showcases + Scouting/Recruiting Process

"What should I expect when dealing with a college baseball recruiter at a showcase?"   Today we'll talk about the idea behind attending baseball showcases and if you should or not. Then we'll discuss the process behind getting recruited and/or scouted. We'll also...

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A Pitchers Off Season Plan

A Pitchers Off Season Plan

Today I'll discuss my personal experience when it comes to attacking the offseason or attacking the winters for pitchers. Something that we don't often talk about is what should pitchers be doing when the season ends. Should we put the ball down until the next season?...

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Warming Up In The Bullpen

Warming Up In The Bullpen

This is a great look at Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle and how he starts off his warmup throws in the bullpen. If you're a bullpen guy I can't encourage you enough to identify what you need to be sure that you're ready to go by the time your number is called.  ...

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Finishing Strong With 2 Outs

Finishing Strong With 2 Outs

Not picking on Justin Verlander here.. obviously the dude is elite to all get out.. But it is a good teaching point. It’s very easy to get a little bit relaxed when we get 2 outs in the inning but just know that this game can spin out of control on you FAST! Stay...

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Chris Sale Competitive Misses

Chris Sale Competitive Misses

This is going to be a really good example of what it means to make "Competitive Pitches" that even though don't result in a strike call can still be extremely beneficial for the ultimate goal of getting the hitter out as you'll see Chris Sale do just that!  ...

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Max Scherzer Pleads To Stay In Then K’s Votto

Max Scherzer Pleads To Stay In Then K’s Votto

Can't express how much I love this..Not much more to say about this dude than I frickin love watching him go out there n compete. Sometimes this is what separates the decent pitchers from the great pitchers.. is the mentality.. the dog mentality that wants the ball no...

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Gerrit Cole Sticking With The Heat

Gerrit Cole Sticking With The Heat

Huge fan of this sequence here. If the hitter isn’t going to show me he’s on my heater.. why switch it up - obviously there’s a multitude of ways to look at it but I love the mindset shown by Gerrit Cole here.      Like That? Want More?      Check...

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Domingo German Efficient Arm Action

Domingo German Efficient Arm Action

  Taking a look at Yankees pitcher Domingo German and his efficient arm action that I see is a big indicator of high velocity throwers.     Book your analysis today Click Here   Podcasts on Pitching Mechanics Ben Brewster - Tread Athletics - What...

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Mike Clevinger Rhythm In Delivery

Mike Clevinger Rhythm In Delivery

  Taking a look at Mike Clevinger and his pre-pitch antics here which may be perceived as a bit goofy but always remember that once you identify what it is going to be that allows you to perform at your very best then there’s absolutely nothing that should stop...

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Chris Sale Pitching Mechanics Breakdown

Chris Sale Pitching Mechanics Breakdown

  Although extremely unorthodox Chris Sale still does a lot of things extremely efficient within his pitching delivery and today I want to break that down for you.   Book your Mechanical Analysis today Click Here       I think the biggest step...

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Andres Munoz – Breaking Down 102 MPH Pitching Delivery

Andres Munoz – Breaking Down 102 MPH Pitching Delivery

Andres Munoz, for those of you who don't know the name, has an average Fastball Velocity of 100 MPH! In his most recent outing he hit 102 MPH multiple times. I want to breakdown some of the things I see him do extremely well within his delivery to maximize his power...

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Intentionally Training Movement Patterns

Intentionally Training Movement Patterns

Piggy-Backing off the Brain/Body Connection segment I did the other day I wanted to highlight the importance of taking that next step in your development and really focusing on being extremely intentional with the work that you're putting in. Personally, this is where...

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Set Yourself Up For Success

Set Yourself Up For Success

A lesson with one of my Clients working on setting ourselves up for success as pitchers. Obviously executing pitches makes our job a whole lot easier as pitchers but the goal is to intentionally sequence our stuff in a way that gives us the best chance of having...

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Mechanical Analysis Preview

Mechanical Analysis Preview

Wanted to give you guys a little preview of what my Pitching Mechanics Analysis Service looks like! Obviously it varies per individual but it highlights the importance of first identifying any deficiencies that you may have. Enjoy!     Book your analysis...

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90 MPH Formula Online Strength Training – Dr. Heenan

90 MPH Formula Online Strength Training – Dr. Heenan

  If you’re interested in a Baseball Specific Strength Training Program, Dr. Heenan offers an Online Training Service in which he assesses any deficiencies you may have and personally creates a workout program to help you become the athlete you've always wanted...

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Establishing The Brain/Body Connection

Establishing The Brain/Body Connection

Today I'll talk about the "Brain/Body Connection" and why I believe it to be so crucial to understand this concept as you go through your baseball development.     If you want to dive further into this topic with me to help you develop a process then let's...

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What’s In My Baseball Bag?

What’s In My Baseball Bag?

  Purchase Baseball Products/Tools with My Discount      View my routines Driveline Plyocare Routine Warm-Up Routine Long Toss Routine Throwing Alone Routine   Online Pitching Coach Options Mechanical Video Analysis Monthly Coaching Plans Pitch...

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Lucas Giolito – Changeup Breakdown

Lucas Giolito – Changeup Breakdown

  Today we'll take a look at Lucas Giolito's Changeup and why it's been such an effective pitch for the All-Star right hander. We'll hear from Giolito himself on how he holds the pitch and what he's trying to accomplish when he throws it. I'll include some...

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Pitch Sequencing – Bauer vs Votto

Pitch Sequencing – Bauer vs Votto

  Love these matchups! Phenomenal dude at the dish.. phenomenal dude on the bump.. I encourage you next time you sit to watch a ball game to start really trying to identify how Pitchers are trying to setup the Hitters. You can learn a lot I’m telling ya!  ...

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The Comeback – Session #41

The Comeback – Session #41

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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The Comeback – Session #40

The Comeback – Session #40

  For those that do not know, I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much progress as far as heeling goes I knew surgery was going to be the best option...

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Morning Movement/Mobility Routines

Morning Movement/Mobility Routines

Alright guys been getting a lot of questions about my personal Morning Routine so I thought I'd create a page to help you guys out with possibly giving you an idea of what a solid Routine should look like in the morning. I want to first stress the importance of...

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Mentally Locking In – Pitching Talks

Mentally Locking In – Pitching Talks

"How do I go about locking in mentally for a game?"   Today I'll touch on how to go about getting Mentally Locked In for a game. The biggest thing to take from this talk is, again, everyone is going to be different in how they go about this process. As you'll...

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Pitch Sequencing – Paddack vs Bellinger

Pitch Sequencing – Paddack vs Bellinger

  Who doesn’t love when the game brings us matchups like this. Chris Paddack vs Cody Bellinger.  Rookie Phenom Pitcher vs League Leading Hitter! Watch how Chris Paddack sequences these 3 pitches to make it extremely tough on Cody Bellinger.     Paddack...

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deGrom Executes, Still Gives Up A Hit

deGrom Executes, Still Gives Up A Hit

  One huge aspect about being a Pitcher is that sometimes you do everything right and don’t get rewarded. We just call it Baseball! Sometimes a hitter smashes a ball but it goes right at someone.. Happens.  You’ll see deGrom execute a really good 2-2 Changeup...

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Pitch Tunneling – What does it mean for pitchers?

Pitch Tunneling – What does it mean for pitchers?

  This was a really cool display of Pitch Tunneling that the Astros did during their broadcast.  If you’re someone that’s wondering how to get better at this or to even know where you stand I would encourage you to get one of your teams best hitters and ask him...

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Pitch Execution

Pitch Execution

Today we're going to talk about execution while identifying the particular sequence. First I'm going to show you the video clip then I'll break it down. I encourage you to read below the video to get a better understanding of what we're searching for. If you're in the...

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Curveball Mindset

Curveball Mindset

Working with my guy Tye here and wanted to challenge him with something related to his mindset when throwing a Curveball. You can view the video below. He previously threw probably his best Curveball of the day when I said “Curveball Down” - A few pitches later I cued...

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Brad Keller – One Seam Fastball

Brad Keller – One Seam Fastball

Today we'll highlight Brad Keller, Pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, and his One-Seam Fastball. The reason I want to highlight a guy you've probably never heard of is because he was on MLB Network talking about this pitch, The One Seam Fastball. It's always cool to...

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Pitching To Strengths – Pitching Talks

Pitching To Strengths – Pitching Talks

"How do I manage pitching to my strengths but also the hitters weakness?"   Today I'll touch on the ever so popular Pitching topic of Pitching to our strengths and/or pitching to the hitters weaknesses. There's obviously a ton of "fine lines" when discussing a...

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Stephen Strasburg – Changeup

Stephen Strasburg – Changeup

Today we'll take a look at Stephen Strasburg's devastating Changeup. For most of you that have been following Strasburg since his unreal MLB Debut you'll note that when he first broke into the league his Changeup wasn't even a pitch that was mentioned regularly. The...

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Zac Gallen – Use of Different Weapons

Zac Gallen – Use of Different Weapons

  Be Unpredictable    I gotta say I watched Zac Gallen throw his first Pro bullpen after he got signed by St. Louis and I couldn’t be more of a fan lol.  His ability here to showcase multiple offerings in any count make for an extremely tough AB as you see...

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Zack Wheeler – Importance of Pitching In

Zack Wheeler – Importance of Pitching In

Establish Inside In an era in which we are seeing more n more off speed offerings it is extremely important for Pitchers to establish the inner part of the plate! There’s so many benefits to be had to those who have the ability to locate their heater in.  This not...

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Tommy Kahnle Efficient Force Application

Tommy Kahnle Efficient Force Application

  When it comes to the way I personally look at efficient lower body mechanics from a Pitcher I first see if the pitcher is efficiently applying force into the ground (ground force). The next part is what gets lost in my opinion. Just because we've applied force...

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Slow em down, Speed em up – Max Scherzer

Slow em down, Speed em up – Max Scherzer

I'm sure you've all heard the phrase "Slow him down, Speed him up." It's a classic line when talking about how a Pitcher can sequence his stuff against a hitter. Remember, hitting is all about timing. As Pitchers, our job is to disrupt that timing. You'll see in this...

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Developing Routines

Developing Routines

"What's your routine for after you pitch?"   For those of you who have followed me for awhile now know that I'm a huge advocate for developing routines for just about everything. I'm more extreme than some when it comes to routines but either way I still believe...

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Aaron Nola – Curveball

Aaron Nola – Curveball

It's not often that a Starting Pitcher throws his Curveball at a greater rate than he throws his Fastball but that is exactly the case looking at Aaron Nola's 2019 Season thus far. What I'm not going to do in this breakdown is decide whether that is "good" or "bad"...

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Hyun-Jin Ryu – ERA Leader Averages 90MPH

Hyun-Jin Ryu – ERA Leader Averages 90MPH

  Well what the heck.. We all know that Velocity is an absolute must in order to be a good Pitcher, right!?... If we know that then why is the MLB ERA Leader averaging 90 MPH on his Fastball? Shouldn't he not be doing good? Actually, shouldn't he not have a job...

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Self Confidence + Conviction

Self Confidence + Conviction

"What's the most important thing to have as a baseball player?"     I think we all understand the importance of having confidence not just as an athlete but as a human being going through life. Everyone is going to have different ways to go about instilling...

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Chris Sale – Slider

Chris Sale – Slider

No secret whatsoever that Chris Sale has one of the best Sliders of All-Time. Today I want to hear from the man himself as to how he throws it and I'll also include some of my own personal commentary on some things to look for.     If you're somebody that is...

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Seeking Optimal Baseball Performance

Seeking Optimal Baseball Performance

"What do I have to do if I want to play Baseball at the next level?" I couldn't be more passionate about this topic. I think we live in this society where we constantly think we need to do only a couple things and we'll reach our goals.. Well I'm here to tell you...

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How To Stay Relaxed While Pitching

How To Stay Relaxed While Pitching

"How do I stay relaxed while I'm Pitching?" This is a great question that I get asked often. We tend to talk all about how to train accordingly to maximize our performance on the mound but what about the mental side of what goes into it? I want to shed some light on...

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What To Do If You Get Cut From The Team

What To Do If You Get Cut From The Team

"What Do I Do If I Get Cut From The Team?" Today I’ll discuss a topic that’s not really talked about all too often due to it not being a super positive topic. Although it's not a positive topic I want to shed some light on it due to it being something that we all...

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Velocity Development

Velocity Development

"How do I throw harder?" We know the demand for Velocity is higher than it has ever been. This is why I don't blame 12 year old kids asking me how to throw harder.. I wanted to highlight a few key points that I'm very passionate about when it comes to Velocity...

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Joe Gambino – Building Capacity To Move And Feel Better

Joe Gambino – Building Capacity To Move And Feel Better

  Listen On These Platforms Apple Podcast Spotify  Google Play    In episode 72 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with Joe Gambino. Joe is a Physical Therapist at Perfect Stride Physical Therapy in NYC as well as a co-founder of Par Four Performance. Before...

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Zach Britton – Sinker

Zach Britton – Sinker

Today we'll take a look at arguably one of the best Sinkers in the MLB from Zach Britton. If you follow baseball you know that Zach Britton just a few years ago was regarded as one of the best Relief Pitchers in the game much in large part due to his...

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Jake Arrieta – Changeup

Jake Arrieta – Changeup

We're going to take a look at Jake Arrieta's Changeup. If you really dive into Arrieta's Pitch Statistics over the past few years you'll see he's been using his Changeup a lot more this year (2019) than he has in the past. Below you'll see a video in which he explains...

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Max Scherzer – Changeup

Max Scherzer – Changeup

Today we'll discuss Max Scherzer's Changeup. We'll hear from Scherzer himself on how he throws the pitch as well as what he's "feeling" when throwing his Changeup. Be sure to turn your volume on for the videos below because they will have commentary on some things to...

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Justin Verlander – Pitching Mentality

Justin Verlander – Pitching Mentality

We all know Justin Verlander for being arguably this generations best MLB Pitcher. We know he's got the repertoire, the high velocity, the banging curveball, and much more.. right? Well what about his mentality? Watching his outing vs the Brewers it was clear to me...

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How To Get Borderline Calls

How To Get Borderline Calls

David Price is known for getting a lot of strikes called on pitches that don't appear to be strikes. Well.. how does he do it? Is it simply because he's a nice guy? No.. but there is a reason this happens consistently and you can accomplish this too!     I...

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Commanding The Baseball

Commanding The Baseball

  Get a lot of questions regarding this topic so I hope I’m crystal clear in regards to what I believe to be the disconnect in Commanding The Baseball as Pitchers.  As Velocity becomes sooo important we’re losing sight on a very crucial aspect in Pitching and...

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Prepare Better – Why Do You Think You’re Hurting?

Prepare Better – Why Do You Think You’re Hurting?

  Guys, I’ll never say playing Summer Ball is “bad” but it can be, if you don’t prepare accordingly, a path that leads right to a devastating injury.  I get a lot of questions regarding why some of y’alls arm hurt.. well look at the big picture of how you...

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Lucas Giolito – Arm Path Adjustment

Lucas Giolito – Arm Path Adjustment

For the average Baseball Fan you’ve recognized the season Lucas Giolito is putting together thus far in 2019.. On the verge of being labeled a “bust” he went thru a complete overhaul of his arm path as highlighted here that has led to a dominating year so far. Today I...

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How To Get Seen By Scouts or Recruiters

How To Get Seen By Scouts or Recruiters

Today we’ll talk about how you can go about getting seen by recruiters or scouts in the year 2019. It’s no secret that technology is taking over our world.. so why not use it to put yourself in a better situation moving forward? We have a means to be so connected...

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Just Throw Strikes

Just Throw Strikes

  It’s just that easy, right? I just don’t understand why you just don’t let the guy hit it? Just throw it over the plate!  Terrible..  Unfortunately these are some of the verbal cues that are thrown out to youth pitchers and in my experience professional...

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What Are You Fearing?

What Are You Fearing?

Something that doesn’t really get talked about because no one really wants to talk about it but it’s the simple question in regards to why we, as athletes, get nervous or have anxiety before/during games. Have you ever asked yourself why? Have you ever asked yourself...

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Controlling The Chaos

Controlling The Chaos

The question that sparked today’s topic is one that a lot of Pitchers have but maybe a bit hesitant to ask.. I know I was. “How can we stay in control and keep our composure when everything seems to be going wrong for us?” Although this would be a fantastic...

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Casey Smith joins The Robby Row Show Podcast

Casey Smith joins The Robby Row Show Podcast

I've been very fortunate when it comes to being able to sit down and talk shop with some of the best minds in the Baseball industry on my Podcast. Although I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of my Podcasts; the show I did with Casey Smith was absolutely...

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Kirby Yates Splitter

Kirby Yates Splitter

If you don’t know who Kirby Yates is I suggest you watch a 9th Inning of a San Diego Padres game. This dude has been unreal thus far. Much in large part to this ridiculously disgusting Splitter that you'll see in this blog. Today we'll take a dive into the analytics...

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A Catcher’s Responsibility

A Catcher’s Responsibility

    For me personally the Catcher is the most important dude out there.. the amount of responsibility that he has is more than anyone else on the field. Let’s go over some of his responsibilities  ⁣✅ Know the entire Pitching Staff’s Strengths n Weakness ⁣✅...

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Blake Treinen’s Sinker

Blake Treinen’s Sinker

  I think everyone who follows Baseball and the MLB can identify Blake Treinen with the guy who has an absolutely filthy Sinker. I mean some dudes are just blessed with having the ability to not only throw extremely hard but also have movement on such pitches. ...

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Adam Ottavino Slider

Adam Ottavino Slider

  In today's breakdown I want to highlight Adam Ottavino's Slider. For me personally it's fairly well-known league wide to be a major weapon in Ottavino's arsenal. I want to take a look at a couple different videos of the Pitch in action, a video of the man...

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My Favorite Oates Specialties Products

My Favorite Oates Specialties Products

Oates Specialties Products - Discount "Robby10"   My Favorite Products   Connection Ball Tap Weighted Balls Throwing Club Bell Clubs Resistance Bands Shoulder Tube Wrist Weights Training Sock Plyo Mat Kettle Bells Arm Health Bundle ...

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Baseball Bunt Play Instruction

Baseball Bunt Play Instruction

  Sometimes, as a defense, you can do everything "by the book" and the outcome still favors the offense. That's what we call "Baseball." For me I look at the things the Pitcher could control.. like I said in the commentary there's a slight chance he could of went...

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Properly Executed PFP – Kenta Maeda

Properly Executed PFP – Kenta Maeda

  Pitchers!! A couple key things I want to highlight here that Maeda does extremely well during this PFP.  ⁣✅ When going w/ barehand be sure to press down into the ball so you can get a for sure grip.  ⁣✅ If you know you have time find a way to create rhythm as...

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The Comeback – Session #24

The Comeback – Session #24

    Session #24 on my comeback from Lat Surgery! I'll try to do at least one full workout session blog per week! I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of...

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Bounce Back After Failure

Bounce Back After Failure

Wanted to produce something for you guys that tackled more of the "Mental Game" aspect of Baseball. Been getting a lot of questions regarding what happens when you struggle.. Which is a sensational question just because no one wants to talk about failure, right? But...

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Pitchers Utilize Your Catcher For Feedback

Pitchers Utilize Your Catcher For Feedback

  💥Utilize Catchers Feedback💥   🚨What is The Goal🚨 - As Pitchers the goal is for us to constantly improve our craft right? We always want to be better! Well this right here is a perfect example of a fantastic way of going about that.   Odorizzi...

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Corbin Martin – Why I Love His 4-Seam Fastball

Corbin Martin – Why I Love His 4-Seam Fastball

Instead of all the typing that maybe 2% actually read. I do a FULL 4-Seam Fastball Breakdown in this 6-Minute Video below.   4-Seam Fastball Pitch Profile - 95.7 MPH Avg - 2411 RPM Avg - 9.2 vMOV Avg - 198 Degree Spin Axis - 2564 MAX Spin Rate - 94.91 Avg...

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Develop Personal Mechanical Cues

Develop Personal Mechanical Cues

Biggest thing that my client Madison wants to do is throw harder.. We all do right? More velocity is never a bad thing especially in today’s game. When talking about how to efficiently get the most Velocity out of us as possible we need to make sure that we’re doing a...

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Staying Connected To The Ground

Staying Connected To The Ground

  As Pitchers we want to utilize the slope of the mound to our advantage. For me the only way to ride that slope is if we stay connected to the ground as we descend down the slope. The biggest goal for us as pitchers is to accumulate as much energy/force from the...

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Pitchers Fielding Practice  3-6-1

Pitchers Fielding Practice 3-6-1

  Pitchers this is a great example of being able to help our cause out big time. We all know how valuable double plays are when we’re out there competing.  You’ll notice my boy Jack Flaherty does an incredible job of seeing the play unfold noticing that Goldy is...

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DO NOT Do This.. Pitchers!

DO NOT Do This.. Pitchers!

  Now I’m all for a pitcher making a dope athletic play but in terms of a play like this one we need to see the big picture.. Obviously we want to get the out but trust me when I tell you 1 out is not worth multiple months on the “IL” (injured list) due to you...

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Sonny Gray – Regaining Form Via Nasty Breaking Ball

Sonny Gray – Regaining Form Via Nasty Breaking Ball

For those of you that follow baseball or follow Sonny Gray you will know that he publicly stated his opinion on why his time with the Yankees was, statistically speaking, not a great time for him. The once very highly touted pitcher who matched Justin Verlander pitch...

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The Comeback – Session 17

The Comeback – Session 17

  Session #17 on my comeback from Lat Surgery! I'll try to do at least one full workout session blog per week! Workout Bottom Up 1 Arm KB Press w/ Walking Lunge Bear Crawl Position Y's Landmine Goblet Squat Dead Hangs Side Plank w/ Banded Row I tore my Lat...

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Morning Mobility Routine

Morning Mobility Routine

  🚨Mobility eBook is now available for purchase - Mobility eBook Best part about not having a bed in the new apartment is more floor space for my mobility game to reach new heights. These are just a few different things I’ll do in the morning to check-in. I get...

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Chris Paddack Breakdown – The Hype IS Real!

Chris Paddack Breakdown – The Hype IS Real!

I'm not going to lie.. I've been really looking forward to doing this one ever since I saw Chris Paddack pitch in Spring Training. It's funny because I just really wanted to do a breakdown on him because: A) The dude rocks Stirrups like an absolute G (I, too, am a...

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Trevor Richards Changeup Breakdown

Trevor Richards Changeup Breakdown

I don't think it's a secret anymore that Miami Marlins Pitcher Trevor Richards throws one of the games best changeups. I'm going to treat this breakdown a little bit differently due to the fact we can actually just hear from the man himself. Richards did an interview...

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Pitching Drills – What’s The Goal?

Pitching Drills – What’s The Goal?

A hot topic when it comes to Baseball Instruction is “What drills should I be doing?” I want to first and foremost talk about the goal of anything that you do when it comes to Baseball and working towards improving your skill.. I think often times youth athletes will...

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The Comeback – Session 16

The Comeback – Session 16

Session #16 on my comeback from Lat Surgery! I'll try to do at least one full workout session blog per week! I tore my Lat throwing a pitch on July 16th. Originally diagnosed with a Grade 2 Lat Strain which surgery wasn't required. After 6 1/2 months of not much...

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Marcus Stroman – Curveball

Marcus Stroman – Curveball

   I wanted to update this blog due to the fact Stroman replied to my Instagram Post and said this pitch is indeed a Curveball.      The biggest thing for me that sticks out is Stroman's ability to throw this pitch with intent. When it comes to the...

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Kevin Gausman Splitter

Kevin Gausman Splitter

 This is going to be a fun one. Like I said in the video I personally love the Splitter. I started throwing mine when I was about 14 or 15 years old. It's funny because my dad never wanted me throwing curveballs or sliders growing up but he gave me Roger Clemens...

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Walker Buehler – Rhythm, Quiet, and Explosive

Walker Buehler – Rhythm, Quiet, and Explosive

I’m on a big Walker Buehler kick right now. The dude is just super efficient with his movements and obviously just has a ridiculous right arm. I always find it interesting when really diving into this stuff with guys who throw the ball extremely hard. I do believe...

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Paralysis By Analysis

Paralysis By Analysis

Seeking out information is absolutely fantastic and I will always encourage it but at the same time you will do yourself a disservice if you’re constantly trying to change more n more things. This is such a fine line and I really hope that I don’t come off like I’m...

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German Marquez Breakdown

German Marquez Breakdown

I wanted to do a breakdown on German Marquez because the dude almost just threw a No-Hitter and I don’t believe it was a fluke.  After the All-Star game last year Marquez dominated. That says a lot too knowing that he pitches in Colorado. In 14 starts after the...

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Adam Wainwright Curveball Breakdown

Adam Wainwright Curveball Breakdown

Scroll to the bottom of the page to view available ebooks, online training, pitch grip service, and more!        Let’s breakdown arguable one of the nastiest pitches from one of the games best to ever do it in Adam Wainwright’s Curveball. The beauty of...

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Trevor Bauer Changeup Breakdown

Trevor Bauer Changeup Breakdown

Today I'll give my personal breakdown on this Trevor Bauer Changeup. Once I get some footage of him talking about the grip I'll be sure to update this blog. But for now the videos that I do have can pretty much show the grip. Enjoy!      View the Instagram...

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Corbin Burnes Cut Fastball Breakdown

Corbin Burnes Cut Fastball Breakdown

   Click here to view Instagram Post on Corbin Burnes Cut Fastball I will start by saying I’m not sure if Corbin calls this a “cutter” or just his fastball but I’m going to assume it’s his fastball due to his usage during his 2019 debut. I love breaking down...

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Marcus Stroman Breaking Ball Analysis

Ok, well who knows what the specific pitch is but I do a breakdown on it. Lol Comment below what you think the pitch is? A couple signs point to either/or but who really cares, right? Ish is nasty! ⁉️QUESTIONS⁉️ ⁣✅ EMAIL ME - contactrobbyrow@gmail.com 🎥 - MLB tv (edit...

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Jacob deGrom Slider Breakdown

Jacob deGrom Slider Breakdown

    This is my full breakdown of Jacob DeGrom's slider from his Opening Day Start against the Nationals. What really impressed me was how hard and late this pitch was. I know deGrom has always had a hard slider that many would almost perceive as a Cutter but...

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Pitching – Quality First Pitch Strikes

0-0 Pitches in order of video: * 4seam FB Arm Side * 2seam FB Glove Side * Curveball Middle Down * Cutter Glove Side Up - Everyone knows that the importance of getting ahead in counts is crucial to determining success of that particular at bat. I think the avg goes up...

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Pitch Sequencing – Zack Wheeler vs JD Martinez

Volume on Listen to my breakdown on this particular at bat Wheeler (Mets) vs Martinez (Red Sox) Love what Wheeler does in this at bat as far as widening the plate! No copyright was intended for this video. Only educational purposes.

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Nick Kingham Pitch Sequence vs Xander Bogaerts

In this video I'll highlight what Kingham does really well in this particular at bat vs Bogaerts. The day before this outing he was on my Podcast talking about his right on right Glove-Side Changeup.. No copyright was intended for this video.

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Max Scherzer Sequence w/ 2-Seam + Slider Overlay

Be sure to watch the full video.. Overlay of his 2-Seam Fastball + Slider is at the end! What else is there to say… I mean the dude is special. And today he had it going for him. Very, very fun to watch this dude go about his business. ⁉️QUESTIONS⁉️ ⁣✅ EMAIL ME -...

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Jake Arrieta Pitch Sequencing

What is our goal as pitchers? Get the guy standing with a wooden stick at the dish out, right? Well there’s a plethora (you’re welcome english teachers) of ways how to go about doing that but what is the most ideal? For me it’s optimizing “stuff” in such a way that...

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Casey Sadler – Ability To Make In Game Adjustments

In my mind another thing that separates the good pitchers from the Big League Pitchers (same goes for hitters) is the ability to make IN-GAME adjustments just like we see Casey Sadler make here. Obviously doesn’t execute a pitch but gets another opportunity to with...

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Mechanical Breakdown – Run n Gun vs Mound Throw

This video was from 2017 and I couldn’t quite understand why I could easily pulldown high 90’s but remain low 90’s off the mound.. Something was definitely breaking down when I stepped onto the mound. For me personally there’s more than one component to this.. as you...

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Jameson Taillon – Side View – Analysis w/ Voiceover

I’ve said this a lot of times before but I really don’t want to be known for being the “mechanics” guy.. First n foremost I think athleticism is the biggest trump card. But I do believe in optimal/efficient positions that we should strive to get into during our...

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Chris Viall – Positivity and Power Pitching

In episode 63 of The Robby Row Show I have the pleasure of having Chris Viall on the show! Chris is a minor league pitcher for the New York Mets Organization. Chris gives us his whole background from high school...

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Dr. Josh Heenan – Bearded n The Brains – Supplements

Dr. Josh Heenan – Bearded n The Brains – Supplements

  In todays episode of Bearded n The Brains Dr. Josh Heenan and I will dive into a hot topic especially in todays baseball culture in supplements. To be more specific we answer the question, “Should you be supplementing?” Listen in as Dr. Heenan gives his advice...

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Dylan Rheault – Big Picture Goals

In episode 50 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with current professional baseball pitcher Dylan Rheault in his car to talk about his journey! Dylan has a super interesting story to tell about his career and where...

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Dr. Emily Splichal – Why Should We Train Barefoot

Dr. Emily Splichal – Why Should We Train Barefoot

    Listen on other podcast platforms Apple Podcast Spotify Google Play   In episode 48 of The Robby Row Show I have the absolute privilege of talking with Dr. Emily Splichal who is a… ready for it… Functional podiatrist, human movement specialist,...

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Jared Forestieri – Do You Even Move

In episode 47 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with “Do You Even Move” founder Jared Forestieri. Jared is a former baseball player who took his passion in baseball and transformed it into a passion to help fellow...

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Failure

Failure

Apologies for rambling – I wrote this in the airport with like 10 minutes to spare before a flight lol. (double shot espresso) What do you do when you fail? What is there to fall back on? I think these are questions that i never really prepared myself for when I got...

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Frank Duffy – Optimal Performance Thru FRC

In episode 45 of The Robby Row Show I’m joined by Frank Duffy to talk all things optimal performance with use of Functional Range Conditioning (FRC). Frank is currently a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility...

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Pat Damiano – Having Fun While Training

In episode 44 of The Robby Row Show I sit and chat with Pat Damiano. Pat is a certified personal trainer who is working with all types of people but most especially youth athletes. I really enjoy picking Pat’s...

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If It’s Fair, It’s Gone – Episode 1

A new series that will be a feature of The Robby Row Show but totally separate to the typical episodes I have. This series is a series in which my good friend Jack Flaherty and I will hop on the mic and talk about...

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Connor Jones – Don’t Think Just Throw

In episode 42 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with current St. Louis Cardinal Connor Jones. Connor and I dive into his baseball journey that took him from being drafted out of high school, choosing not to sign,...

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Ryan Johansen – The Coach I Wish I Had

In episode 41 of The Robby Row Show Ryan Johansen and I sit down to talk about how one goes from being a mediocre baseball player to adaptable coach with the use of specific tools and proper verbiage. Dive into...

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Robby ROAD Show Ep. 2 – Competition

In my 2nd minisode (mini episode) I dive into what I believe is the most important way to approach improving yourself athletically. I think challenging yourself each and everyday while maintaining a positive and...

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Tim Gibbons – Utilizing Data For Hitters

In episode 40 of The Robby Row Show I expand my horizons to the hitters side of the spectrum! I get to chat with Tim Gibbons who runs “The Data Cage” in Jacksonville, FL. Tim is fascinating in his approach to...

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Anthony Jay – How To Optimize Health

In episode 37 of The Robby Row Show I have the pleasure of sitting down for about an hour with Anthony Jay talking all things human optimization. Anthony correlates a lot of what he’s doing right now to athletics...

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Dana Santas – The Mobility Maker

In episode 36 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with Dana Santas AKA The Mobility Maker to discuss her interesting back story as well as how we as human beings can better ourselves through the use of proper movement...

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Danny Vega (pt.2) – Ketogenic Athlete

Danny Vega - Episode 34.2 In episode 34.2 (part 2) of The Robby Row Show - Danny Vega and I continue our conversation about the keto diet and where it fits in with the athletic world. Should you do keto? If so,...

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DJ Murakami – Being Human Strong

In episode 31 of The Robby Row Show I sit down with DJ Murakami - you can find him on instagram (and I highly recommend you shoot him a follow)https://www.instagram.com/strongcamps/ DJ and I dive into his...

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My Come To Faith

My Come To Faith

Hey guys, this was a blog post I wrote awhile back for a separate website but thought I’d share with you! My faith is my most important part of me. Without my faith, I am lost in a constant identity battle. Robby Rowland Guest Post For TAA Hello all my name is Robby...

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Jerry Weinstein – The Art of Coaching

In episode 29 of The Robby Row Show I have the privilege to record with a baseball legend in Jerry Weinstein. Jerry has been coaching for quite some time now having got into coaching immediately after his playing...

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Jack Flaherty – Being an Athlete

In episode 28 of The Robby Row Show I chat it up with my boy Jack Flaherty, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yeah, Jack may be leading all rookies in strikeouts right now but I just wanted to hear him...

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Robby ROAD Show Ep. 1 – Failure

In my first ever minisode (mini-episode) listen in as I elaborate on my 2011 season in which I struggled mightily on the mound and how I didn't necessarily know how to deal with the constant failure. I credit this...

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Adam Eaton – Overlooked No More

In episode 25 of The Robby Row Show I have the absolute honor of sitting down with my boy Adam Eaton, outfielder for the Washington Nationals. Adam and I met in our first professional season when we were both with...

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Jeremy Anderson – Seeking Adventure

In episode 22 of The Robby Row Show I bring on adventure athlete Jeremy Anderson to pick his brain on all things adventure sports. We discuss the reasons for doing what he does as well as how it all got started. A...

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The “Why” – Athletic Injuries

The “Why” – Athletic Injuries

It’s the oldest phrase in the game… “If he stays healthy.” You hear it throughout someones career. If you’re a baseball fan, and if you’re reading this I suppose you are, then you know injuries are no joke. They can prohibit a player from ever reaching his potential....

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Prepare For The Uncomfortable

Prepare For The Uncomfortable

Today's blog will be about a topic that doesn’t get talked about too often for reasons i’m not too sure of. We in the baseball world hear the word and teach the word “comfortable” a lot. Whether it be with your mechanics in pitching or mechanics in hitting. We try to...

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Have A Plan

Have A Plan

I’m all about bringing light to certain topics that just aren’t discussed all that much. Today being the importance of having an actual plan with what you want to accomplish. Look, it’s easy for any individual to say that they want to be a Major League Baseball Player...

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Tips On How To Throw Harder – FAQ’s

Mindset

“Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.” -Yogi Berra Yes, we all know this quote.. if you are a baseball guy then you have come across this quote at least once in your life. And yes, maybe you know exactly what this quote means.. and if you are a...

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The Process

The Process

I am going to take this time to answer the most asked question I get.. “What do I NEED to do to get to the next level in the game of baseball.” Here’s the thing.. I can simply say for you to get to the next level you may need to develop another skill in the game, or...

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Luke Weaver – Proving Them Wrong

In Episode 3 I got to speak to St. Louis Cardinals RHP Luke Weaver. Today we explored Luke's journey to the big leagues and some of the amazing experiences that he's been able to be apart of. Luke is one of the...

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Get To Know Your Host

In my first episode of the show I give a brief outline of what I envision my podcast to look like as well as my website. The main portion of the podcast is a detailed description of my professional baseball career...

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