Hey Everybody, first post here, I’m a D2 college pitcher, will be a sophomore next year at DSU. I’ve been pitching for a while and have constantly told my arm angle will hurt my elbow eventually and it still hasn’t so I don’t think that it’s too big of a problem. Recently I’ve been told to “stay back” and I don’t quite understand that so if someone could help with that, that’d be amazing. Any other ideas to improve velocity would be great.
I’m 6’5", about 215 lbs. I haven’t been clocked since my sophomore year in high school when I clocked 81 at fastest, I figure I’m mid to high 80’s consistently and maybe hit 90 when we were in AZ for spring break.
a 2 seam fastball that tails about 6 inches.
a 4 seam fastball that tails about an inch, I want it to go straight for velocity purposes only.
a curve/slider, it’s the speed of a curve but with my arm angle about a 3/7 breaking ball. (my best pitch)
a circle change with a lowered pinky so it looks more like a fastball coming from the hand.
a splitty in progress, learned this year from a guy at college and it’s working pretty well, only have thrown it a handful of times in games though, seems pretty effective.
Thanks in advance, Cody.