Everything about Trevor Bauer is unique.
Packing thought-provoking quirkiness into everything he does, Bauer is nothing short of insightful and entertaining.
As I perused my Twitter feed late last night, I came upon a series of tweets from the man himself. Naturally, Bauer’s tweets are far removed from the grammatically flawed boasts of the typical minor leaguer ballplayer.
Rather, Bauer took a few moments to share a stream of thought on the human body, pitching, and what it feels like to be in synch with your mechanics. Not what you were expecting, right?
I think that’s one of the things I admire most about Bauer: He’s always thinking baseball and seems to be on a perpetual quest to learn more. Not a bad quality for a 22-year-old big-league hopeful.
Here is exactly what the hard-throwing right-hander had to say:
@BauerOutage: welcome to another edition of the late night musings of the mind of…well…me. 1) the more I think about it… p r c really controls all (cont.)
@BauerOutage: considering a consistent posture and connection, all the body has to do is be explosive in rotation to create velocity. How simple!
@BauerOutage: velocity creation…with enhanced health benefits! Been playing around this season and every time I play catch. Feeling is A+
@BauerOutage: keys: 1) pre set as much as you possibly can in the delivery. This simplifies everything down the road.
@BauerOutage: 2) make sure the glute, hammy, and quad are all turned on. Send them a polite reminder that ummm hello guys, we are supposed to do work now
@BauerOutage: 3) lift my leg and move towards home plate…act like I’m sitting in a chair…then rotate as explosively as possible!
@BauerOutage: 95+ has never felt so good and healthy coming out of my hand. Its like, the more connected I am…the harder I throw with less pain.
@BauerOutage: hard to describe the sensation. But all I ever feel when I’m connected is a warm feeling in my arm. No strain no stress. Like a massage!
@BauerOutage: combine this with shoulder recovery from @DST_Lee…my arm’s left feeling brand new the day after I start. THIS is how it should feel peeps.
That’s some profound thinking from one of baseball’s finest prospects.