For starters, ERA stands for Earned Run Average. It is a common statistic found in baseball that represents the effectiveness of a pitcher. It is tracked over the course of nine innings, and a number is given to represent the value. The lower the ERA, the stronger the pitcher's performance is. For example, a premier starter in Major League Baseball that gives up two runs in nine innings pitched has a 2.00 ERA. Simple enough, right? Well, not every pitcher lasts nine innings a game (this is very rare), so ERA truly carries over to multiple games.
Stamina. It’s a word that is always on the mind of dedicated baseball pitchers. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines stamina as “the bodily or mental capacity to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity.” Do you want to play deep into the game for your team? Do you want your hundredth pitch to be as strong as your first? It all comes down to stamina. Your focus, your velocity, your accuracy, and your power are connected to your stamina.
Two of the most critical statistics in baseball are WHIP and ERA. Both of these statistics are used to evaluate the performances of pitchers. Though they measure different aspects of a pitcher's performance, they are both critical in their ways.
Fastballs are continuing to get faster, and pitchers are having to utilize throwing programs and train to increase velocity to keep up. MLB and MILB pitchers are honing in on their velocity to boost their numbers, so how can you improve your stats? This blog will break down a throwing program that will allow you to better your overall pitching skills.