It kind of makes you fall in love all over again with Matt Cain. Man-love, of course. :^) The low down:
- He's among the quickest around
- Arm action as close to ideal
- His lower body uncoils into his upper, with a "stepover" move that adds MPH
- "Great, powerful, aggressive finish."
The only worrisome comments is that "shoulder problems" cropped up twice in the article. First in the section on Arm Action, about how his shoulder loads and unloads. Second, in the section on At Release, apparently Cain does an old school "yanking the glove into the hip" that the author feels would increase the likeliness of shoulder problems plus lead to an inconsistent release point, which would account for his high walk rate.
FYI: he kindly let me know that his Lincecum article will be done in a few more days.