I went to one of my friend Franco’s brother’s baseball games on Monday. He’s 8, kind of pudgy, but good enough to star on an AAU team his first year of kid pitch as a first baseman and catcher.
When the 6th inning came around with Anthony’s (Franco’s brother) team up 2-1, Franco turned to me and said “watch this kid”.
On the mound was a kid 8 years old, not even 5 feet tall yet.
His name is Bryce. He was throwing junk. He throws a Forkball, 12-6 Curve, and Changeup. He never learned how to throw a fastball.
This kid was amazing though. First batter, three straight forkballs, and a strikeout. next batter 12-6 curve 3 times and another K. next batter throws the changeup 3 straight times, and gets a backwards K.
Bryce is nasty. But he’ll screw up his arm. How long do you think he can get away with this?