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Video: Chamberlain throws batting practice to Jeter

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 20, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

For the first time this spring, the Yankees big league hitters faced live pitching. The first pitcher on the main field was Joba Chamberlain, throwing to a group of Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Travis Hafner and Eduardo Nunez.

“(Chamberlain) looks like he has the strength,” Joe Girardi said. “I’m not going to get too caught up if the first half of March, even in the third week of March, he’s still throwing 92, 93. As we get closer to the end, I expect to see the power that he has. I think you’ll see it from him, but sometimes arm strength takes some time to develop in spring training for these power guys.”

I didn’t film video of Nunez’s turn, which turned out to be a mistake. The second pitch to Nunez went behind his head and sent Nunez crashing to the dirt.

“I was so scared, I don’t want to hit any more,” Nunez said.

Hitters always say that, during these first BP sessions, fastballs seem impossibly fast. A lot of guys choose not to swing, preferring to simply track pitches this early in spring training. Here’s video of Chamberlain pitching to Jeter, who took exactly that tracking approach.

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19 Responses to “Video: Chamberlain throws batting practice to Jeter”

  1. Jerkface February 20th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I really do not see what value is added by the wordpress header that was added a month or so ago. Other than accidentally clicking it and going to some stupid WP Admin page I have no use for. The dashboard doesnt have anything on it!

  2. Rich in NJ February 20th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Two of my three favorite Yankees.

  3. Warning Track Power February 20th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    an ad before the footage of Joba pitching?
    an ad……………..WTH!!

  4. Rich in NJ February 20th, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    You think that Chad should work for free???

  5. Ys Guy February 20th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    next time they should get video footage from someone who’s actually in the stadium.

  6. Ys Guy February 20th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    j/k chad, keep the vids coming! :)

  7. Niblick February 20th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    C’mon, Jete. Get that bat off your shoulder.

  8. Shame Spencer February 20th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Jerkface February 20th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I really do not see what value is added by the wordpress header that was added a month or so ago. Other than accidentally clicking it and going to some stupid WP Admin page I have no use for. The dashboard doesnt have anything on it!

    ————————-

    Mine says, ‘Howdy, Shame Spencer’ so that’s plus points enough for me.

    Are you telling me that weird line/bar chart looking thing telling you the number of visitors in the last 48 hours isn’t fun????

  9. Shame Spencer February 20th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    @injuryexpert

    If the value of a TV viewer, watching or not, is $96/yr to ESPN, how much is a website viewer? Insider?

  10. Rich in NJ February 20th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Someone posted this on the last thread:

    The Yanks decide not to extend Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera yet they were foolish not to extend Cano? That’s pretty odd thinking.
    __

    There is nothing odd about deciding to extend a player who is 30 or under, and not extending a player who is over 35 (or 40).

    It’s really common sense…or should be.

  11. UnKnown February 20th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I like the clean looking policy the Yankees have. Similar things are found in the real work world.

    Plus when guys look like this with a simple mustache it is just better to take all other options away from them. Yikes…

    http://cache1.asset-cache.net/.....nIyypOcgoS

  12. Shame Spencer February 20th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    The blog needs to stop dying at this hour… 4-5pm is a no-work zone.

  13. Against All Odds February 20th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Rich in NJ February 20th, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    Two of my three favorite Yankees.

    ———————

    Who is the third? Andy? Hughes?

  14. Rich in NJ February 20th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    AAO

    Andy.

    I am holding out on Hughes and Cano until their contracts are resolved.

    I realize that Joba isn’t signed for next year either, but imo, he has been screwed with so much that he is in a different category.

  15. Shame Spencer February 20th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I think my favorite Yankees are Jeter, Mo and O’Neill…. historically it’s gotta be the Mick, no question about it. Gehrig’s the only one that gives me pause.

  16. Shame Spencer February 20th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    There’s a spying scandal in the WBC??

    I can’t even believe anyone cares about it that much to spy…

  17. 86w183 February 20th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I don’t know how you look Hall of Fame players in the face if you decline to extend their contracts but do so for one of their teammates no matter how good he is.

    The best time to anything like that is when they are two years from FA status and you guarantee more $$$ the first two years in exchange for buying two years of free agency. That’s what they did with Righetti years ago and what the lower budget teams have done effectively as well.

  18. Rich in NJ February 20th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    “I don’t know how you look Hall of Fame players in the face if you decline to extend their contracts but do so for one of their teammates no matter how good he is.”

    Really? It’s merely applying sound business principles to the natural lifespan of a player. If they don’t understand that, they aren’t trying.

  19. austinmac February 20th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Mickey is my all time Yankee. He was the symbol of baseball in his day much as my today’s favorite, Jeter.

    The truth is I will pull for anyone in the uniform. Youkilis, no problem. They immediately become better human beings when they come over. No exceptions—unless, of course, they don’t perform. Then, they can go back to where they come from.


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