Florida Baseball Ranch

Ranch Fitness and Nutrition Director, Lisa Church

by Randy Sullivan
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So I was talking to a guy at the Florida Baseball Ranch during our open house on a Sunday. It was a beautiful Florida evening and we were chatting while enjoying our cold water and snacks. I had already given a 15-minute presentation to all that were there about what my role was and philosophies are at the Florida Baseball Ranch. But still, this guy asked me to elaborate more on my skills. Ya know, he was one of those who seemed like he was looking for a chance to debate or something. I get it,…

Five Words to Describe an Efficient Delivery

by Randy Sullivan
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A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from Andy McKay, the director of player development for the Seattle Mariners. He said, “Randy, I’m calling all the best pitching minds I know.” I said, “Oh, so you have the wrong number?” He chuckled and asked me this question: “Can you, off the top of your head, give me 5 key words you would use to describe an efficient pitching delivery.” The question caught me off guard a little, but I’ve always heard that if you can’t describe what you do…

The Inverted Iron Pyramid

by Randy Sullivan
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One of the key indicators of efficiency and power in a pitcher’s delivery is his use of his lower half. At The Florida Baseball Ranch, we’ve been studying this for a long time, and our understanding is constantly evolving. An efficient and powerful lower half definitely isn’t seen in the old “stay tall and fall” idea. It’s amazing to me how many coaches I hear say something like “stay tall on the back side”, and then turn right around and tell a pitcher “you gotta use your legs…