Watch: This 9-year-old girl has great pitching mechanics
A video of a 9-year-old girl throwing a pitch is receiving attention online because of the girl’s excellent mechanics.
Matt Lisle, the hitting coach at Missouri who also has a significant online following, tweeted a video of the girl throwing a pitch. He says she is nine years old.
Thought this was worth sharing. She’s 9 years old. pic.twitter.com/RJlarXYOgU
— Matt Lisle (@CoachLisle) September 14, 2018
From her head angle to the way she uses her back leg to push off and then decelerate, to the way she separates her arm, her mechanics were outstanding. They’re even more impressive when you consider her age.
Plenty of popular figures in the baseball world reacted. Former Cy Young winner Orel Hershiser said the girl has a better delivery than he did.
Wow! She has a better delivery than I had! Keep working at it!
Rooting for you to make it to the Bigs!
— Orel Hershiser (@OrelHershiser) September 14, 2018
Olympic softball hero and ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza said “love it.”
YES!!!! Love it
— Jessica Mendoza (@jessmendoza) September 14, 2018
Even MLB’s official Twitter account was all about it.
— MLB (@MLB) September 14, 2018
It’s one thing to be able to throw hard at a young age. But to also have excellent mechanics is an indicator of an ability to continue to improve and get the most out of one’s body. Mo’Ne Davis better watch out!