I agree with: “If a good or bad hitter comes to the plate they all have weakness’s. And dont be afraid of giving up a few hits either. From Each atbat take something from it.”
Every pitcher should try to remember the hitters last atbat, pitch sequence and think about if they liked the outcome.
I disagree with: “Look at the hitter ALWAYS. Gage everything the hitter does. Hit walk to the plate, his stance and his warm up swings. From that you can tell wat to pitch where to pitch and how he should react.”
At the High School level I don’t see how “his walk to the plate” would help a pitcher at all. Watching his practice swing won’t tell much either because a good hitter will adjust to the pitching and change his swing accordingly. You just have to go by what happened in the last atbat. If its the first time he has hit in the game throw your pitch and make him hit it. If he makes you pay, then next time you know where not to throw it and youll have a better idea of what to do. Watching the hitter go to the plate is just going to slow the game down and possibly break your rythym. You should hardly see any of his practice swings anway because you should be focusing on the batter, then after dealing with that batter the next hitter usually walks into the box and does whatever ritual he does before each pitch. I havent seen many guys step into the box and take full hacks at the air.
And about pitching to A-rod: “For instance A-rod. He has a long swing and is balanced. Id be throwing a low inside fastball, then a High and away Fastball. Come threw with a dropping low and in change. and uve got urself a K. Screw it up and he wil put you well over the fence.”
Don’t you think most pitchers would do this if they thought it worked? A-rod can catch up to anyones fastball and hes proven that. Throwing it high and away would mean its a ball and since he has very good plate discipline, he wouldnt chase. Also, if it was a strike, hes going to send it over the fence, because like i said before, he can catch up to anyones fastball.
Its very hard to pitch to A-Rod let alone any major league hitter and if that worked im sure many people would be doing it and would be doing it alot more often. And if its that simple for you, why arent you pitching or coaching in the Major leagues?