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Analyzing Brandon Erbe's Delivery

Scouts have mixed opinions about Brandon Erbe's delivery. Some think he will be able to handle a starter's workload, while others believe he is destined for the bullpen, or worse, an injury. ITW uses video of Erbe's delivery to break down his mechanics and explain the controversy.

In this video, you can see Brandon Erbe working from the stretch. He works with a high three-quarters delivery, which isn't necessarily a good or a bad thing. According to famed Pitching Coach (and former major leaguer) Tom House, the arm path is genetic. Forcing yourself to go over the top or drop to a lower slot is unnatural and that is where pitchers get into trouble. The most important...

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