This article will discuss the exit velocity test and 5 tips for improving it.
At a recent showcase, a sophomore BRX athlete stepped up to the mound and proceeded to throw 87-89 MPH, five MPH up from the last time he completed a showcase from this particular scouting service. What was the first thing the owner of this organization said to him when he stepped off the mound?
In the day and age of showcases, numbers matter. While no one would argue that a 95 MPH fastball equates to a great pitcher or 100 MPH exit velocity a great hitter, improving the horsepower of your engine can only help. Often, a couple of MPH difference in velocity is the difference between who gets offered the scholarship and who does not. With that said, I am going to discuss the exit velocity test and five tips for improving it.