I’m trying to become a good starting pitcher for a student baseball club in the Netherlands that just started a year ago. I am now focusing on good mechanics and a good fastball, mostly through selfstudy (reading book/websites) and throwing/expermimenting a lot. My question is this:
What are the advantages of throwing from a windup (stretch) postion vs from a set position? I always throw from a set postion because I feel I should “keep it simple”. I feel like adding the extra actions involved in throwing from the strech sometimes changes my balance or momentum and it lessens my ability to throw consistently. Although I think I could learn to throw just as good (or bad) from stretch I feel like I could learn a million other things that are more important such as a change-up or breaking ball, throwing more strikes etc. etc. Do you agree or am I missing something here?