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Inverted V

This is a term used to describe the position of a pitcher's throwing arm as he picks up the baseball during the cocking phase of a pitch.

In the Inverted V, the pitcher picks up his throwing elbow above his shoulder. The throwing arm resembles an upside-down 'V', so this position is called an inverted 'V'.

This position is basically the same as the Inverted W, but the glove arm is in a position other than an inverted 'V'.

Some examples are below. Visit Chris O'Leary's Death to the Inverted V for more information.

See also: Inverted L.

  Former Ranger Chris Michalak, inverted V. (Source: Julie Jacobson, AP Photo)