Young pitchers stop worrying about your velocity and start working on your on your command and change up, the Pitching Foundation. Velocity is the result of building a solid foundation, a fluid athletic throwing motion and fundamental conditioning to enhance strength, power, balance and agility. “Build this and it will come.”
1. Keep the hitter guessing.
2. Disrupt the hitter’s timing
1. Develop a fluid athletic throwing motion.
2. Playing catch
3. Efficient bullpen sessions which
1. Start by playing catch
A change up is the most effective change of speed pitch, same release and spin as fastball. A curve ball has the ability to effect a hitters timing (off front foot) and eye level but does not have the same impact as a change up regarding deception as it relates to fastball velocity. The 2nd pitch in a young pitcher’s tool box should and needs to be a change up.
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