Pujolssmirk

thepainguy

  • joined Mar 19, 2008
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I teach hitting and pitching, to baseball and softball players ranging in age from Kindergarten through the Major League level, among other things. I have done some consulting on pitching mechanics for a ML team (not the Cardinals) and my work on hitting and pitching is followed by scouts and other player development folks at a number of teams.

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Because of all the Red Bull she drinks
Commented on Matt Holliday's power is on the rise on Jul 28 2014, 2:22p
Theory About Shelby
Commented on Is A.J. Pierzynski just what the St. Louis Cardinals need? on Jul 27 2014, 10:03a - 1 reply
From everything I've heard, Mabry's a great guy
Commented on Breaking news: Cardinals to sign AJ Pierzynski on Jul 25 2014, 11:31p - 3 replies
AJP talks more intelligently about hitting and video than any major leaguer I have heard
Commented on Breaking news: Cardinals to sign AJ Pierzynski on Jul 25 2014, 11:19p - 2 replies
What would Marp be hitting if he didn't spend so much time talking to Mabry between innings?
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 25 on Jul 25 2014, 5:51p - 2 replies
Plate ump honoring Maddux and Glavine with today's strike zone
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 25 on Jul 25 2014, 4:51p
What about flying off and then spinning in towards home plate?
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 25 on Jul 25 2014, 4:34p - 2 replies
"Slow then explode" is just terrible advice, mechanically speaking
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 25 on Jul 25 2014, 4:28p - 1 reply
Which database are you trying to run it in?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: Redbirds hone in on starting pitching on Jul 25 2014, 3:56p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: Redbirds hone in on starting pitching on Jul 25 2014, 2:39p
I have a friend who was once given a course of anabolic steroids or something similar to help heal from abdominal surgery
Commented on Unintended and Overvalued; or: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Trade Market on Jul 23 2014, 4:31p - 1 reply
I have always found Bonds' aging curve to be quite compelling evidence
Commented on Unintended and Overvalued; or: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Trade Market on Jul 23 2014, 4:20p - 2 replies
80% of the problem is that his stance is too wide
Commented on The ninth-inning at bat from Oscar Taveras warrants numerous starts in a row on Jul 23 2014, 2:27p - 2 replies
I think the simpler answer is that they still believe the whole...
Commented on The ninth-inning at bat from Oscar Taveras warrants numerous starts in a row on Jul 23 2014, 1:45p - 2 replies
Actually, everything you see in this picture is totally conventional
Commented on The ninth-inning at bat from Oscar Taveras warrants numerous starts in a row on Jul 23 2014, 12:50p - 1 reply
It's INCREDIBLY hard to get your hips into the ball when your stance starts out that wide and you then stride
Commented on The ninth-inning at bat from Oscar Taveras warrants numerous starts in a row on Jul 23 2014, 12:37p
I'm more concerned with his wide set-up and that fact that he then takes a stride
Commented on The ninth-inning at bat from Oscar Taveras warrants numerous starts in a row on Jul 23 2014, 12:36p
Ugh, look at the barrel loop below his hands and the ball
Commented on The ninth-inning at bat from Oscar Taveras warrants numerous starts in a row on Jul 23 2014, 12:34p - 3 replies
If the ball's up in the strike zone, doesn't the bat also have to be up in the strike zone to be able to hit it?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 3:02p - 1 reply
How exactly do you hit a ball up in the zone with a non-flat swing plane?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 2:55p - 1 reply
Analyst is an idiot
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 1:16p - 1 reply
Fix, no. Work-Around, yes.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 12:55p
It's an open and interesting question about what to do with guys with flawed mechanics
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 12:43p - 5 replies
Read it again
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 11:43a - 1 reply
You can predict whether an injury will occur or not, but the severity is generally harder to predict without knowing things like conditioning
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 11:41a - 1 reply
As with investing, you're not going to make any money if you don't take any risks
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 11:40a - 3 replies
Just a matter of time
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 11:35a - 3 replies
It's a teeny pic, but he's disturbingly late
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs on Jul 21 2014, 11:03a - 4 replies
The ball didn't even hit him in the elbow
Commented on Cardinals go to four-man rotation, Miller to bullpen on Jul 18 2014, 7:23p
Piscotty at bat in AAA ASG
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Who is the Redbirds' mystery trade target? on Jul 16 2014, 9:30p
Same thing
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Who is the Redbirds' mystery trade target? on Jul 16 2014, 7:44p - 1 reply
for Giancarlo Stanton
Voted on Jul 16 2014, 2:42p
That you know of...
Commented on The State of The Offense on Jul 16 2014, 2:25p
Also, many of the complaints about the short fields
Commented on The State of The Offense on Jul 16 2014, 12:13p
The goalie box to box thing is a common complaint...
Commented on The State of The Offense on Jul 16 2014, 12:11p
for No
Voted on Jul 16 2014, 11:44a
Part of the problem is the parents
Commented on The State of The Offense on Jul 16 2014, 11:38a - 1 reply
Where's the mystery?
Commented on The State of The Offense on Jul 16 2014, 10:19a
Freeman AB and high speed video a perfect illustration of problem of trying to pull an outside pitch
Commented on The 2014 Midsummer Classic Open Thread on Jul 15 2014, 11:14p - 1 reply
It just struck me that Wong may not know how to adjust to balls down
Commented on Cards vs. Brewers 7/12 Recap: Cards win to move into first place tie on Jul 12 2014, 10:59p - 2 replies
At least on balls up, Wong doesn't seem to be chopping down on the ball
Commented on Cards vs. Brewers 7/12 Recap: Cards win to move into first place tie on Jul 12 2014, 10:39p - 1 reply
Anybody know a good, cheap place to park around Kauffman Stadium?
Commented on Cardinals at Brewers gamethread, July 12 on Jul 12 2014, 9:35p
for Yes
Voted on Jul 11 2014, 3:49p
The house
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Allen Craig and the active roster on Jul 10 2014, 11:52a
I've been watching Craig throw the past few days and have been struck by how awkward he looks when throwing
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Allen Craig and the active roster on Jul 10 2014, 9:51a - 1 reply
That's what I thought
Commented on Cardinals Pirates gamethread July 9 OVERFLOW on Jul 10 2014, 12:59a - 2 replies
So are there actually red stormtroopers or was that just pandering?
Commented on Cardinals Pirates gamethread July 9 OVERFLOW on Jul 10 2014, 12:57a - 2 replies
Half of his hair was grey
Commented on Cardinals Pirates gamethread July 9 OVERFLOW on Jul 10 2014, 12:44a - 1 reply
Thanks
Commented on Cardinals Pirates gamethread July 9 OVERFLOW on Jul 10 2014, 12:43a
So was that last pitch gone?
Commented on Cardinals Pirates gamethread July 9 OVERFLOW on Jul 10 2014, 12:25a - 1 reply
Great job by Wong last night...
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals at the trade deadline: Why keeping Kolten Wong makes sense, plus some Jake Peavy tidbits on Jul 9 2014, 3:16p - 1 reply
I see lots of evidence in my video clips that Wong is trying to chop down on the ball
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals at the trade deadline: Why keeping Kolten Wong makes sense, plus some Jake Peavy tidbits on Jul 9 2014, 12:42p
Given the jump in Craig's GB%, and his prior success, he HAS to be doing what he's told
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Redbirds reportedly interested in Jake Peavy on Jul 8 2014, 5:41p
Two Frames Pre, One Frame Post
Commented on Cardinals vs Pirates recap: Smash! Atoms! walkoff! dinger! 2-0! Cards! on Jul 8 2014, 1:24a - 2 replies
Smashed
Commented on Cardinals vs Pirates Gamethread July 7 on Jul 8 2014, 12:58a - 1 reply
If you keep the books, it's probably worth keeping track of OBP and suggesting the line-up take that into account
Commented on Pat Neshek is deserving of All-Star Game selection on Jul 7 2014, 4:34p - 1 reply
If the team is dysfunctional, put the focus on the process and on individual achievement
Commented on Pat Neshek is deserving of All-Star Game selection on Jul 7 2014, 1:18p - 1 reply
Wait, so are you saying that Mitch didn't go far enough?
Commented on Pat Neshek is deserving of All-Star Game selection on Jul 7 2014, 12:43p - 2 replies
All a player can do in this situation is focus on your game and getting better
Commented on Pat Neshek is deserving of All-Star Game selection on Jul 7 2014, 12:42p
I know, but it's funny to watch Canseco try to teach
Commented on Pat Neshek is deserving of All-Star Game selection on Jul 7 2014, 11:23a - 1 reply
Jose Canseco is not the solution
Commented on Pat Neshek is deserving of All-Star Game selection on Jul 7 2014, 10:24a - 3 replies
People, it's Marp, not Carp
Commented on Marlins @ Cardinals recap 7.6: Cards fall to third place with an 8-4 Fish loss on Jul 7 2014, 12:11a - 3 replies
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