BRADENTON, Fla. - Pitcher Fielding Practice, commonly referred to as PFPs, is a routine for every club. You'll see pitchers lining up behind the mound, a coach behind home plate with a ball that will be put into play, the pitchers making a fake throw, and then rushing to field the ball and make the throw to first after the coach puts it in play.
It's a standard drill that hopefully leads to improved fielding during the season. What it doesn't usually lead to is a change in a pitcher's throwing mechanics, much less a major overhaul. But that's exactly what happened last year with right-handed pitcher Jordan Milbrath.
Milbrath was with the Cleveland Indians and participating in PFPs when his coaches noticed something. He was throwing with a standard pitching motion off the mound, but w...
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