May 04, 2007

Flashback: Guru Interview With BP

Ed Ryan at Mets Fever (Shea Nation Network), writes about Mets Pitching Coach Rick Peterson's interview with Baseball Prospectus:

Hat tip to Ryan McConnell of Always Amazin for finding this old Rick Peterson interview on pitching philosophies. It's amazing how this system has worked: Zito, Hudson, Mulder, Bradford, Harden, Haren, Maine, Perez, Smith, to name a few.

Rick Peterson has melded biomechanical research, psychological principles and Eastern philosophy during his five-year tenure as pitching coach of the Oakland A's. Under his guidance the A's have developed All-Star pitchers Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder, acquired and polished hidden gems like Chad Bradford and implemented a minor league regimen that's yielded several promising pitching prospects. He recently chatted with BP about organizational communication, the virtue of empty-headedness on the mound, and the all-mighty data. source Jonah Keri of BP.

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