My son has just completed the spring season and is working to tryout for travel 12u. He was one of three pitchers for his recreation team.
Total Inning pitched = 11
Strike Outs = 15
Walks = 5
He was shelled in one game and was pulled in the 1st.
I and others have said for him to throw 3/4 to high 3/4 last season and this season to lead with the elbow etc. He does what is asked but says he hurts and gets tired easy and his arm falls to the side - balls are then high and inside (hit a batter in the head this year).
He had asked over and over to throw what feels good to him, which looks side arm of sorts. He “seems” faster from this angle and some pitches seem to drop off the table. He started pitching this way at the start of the season and had a cutter/slider that was interesting to watch but they were ending up low and VERY outside.
At any rate, here are two videos that we made today from the front and side. The fields are a muddy due to days of rain. Can anyone look at these and perhaps break them down as to what slot he is throwing and advise on mechanical faults (i know there are some) what to fix and a pitch selection he should be looking at - can a cutter come from this angle?
At a high 3/4 his fastball darts but from this angle is drops or drives in on a right hand batter. I used to pitch 3/4 so I feel like I don’t know how to help him here. Thanks for you help
The last pitch from the Front was his best pitch - he mentioned that after watching the video.