Which of these two pitches, the bigger “Uncle Charlie” type curveball, or the harder “Yellow Hammer” type curveball is generally more effective? Easier on the arm to throw? Easier to learn/throw for strikes? And which one would be better for specific repetoires (ex. which is better for a finesse guy or a power pitcher)?
I understand that both pitches can be extremely effective when thrown by people who have mastered them, Barry Zito for example has made a career throwing his shoulders to knees 12-6. But on the other hand Felix Hernandez made my Redsox look stupid last week throwing an 85mph hammer.
I’m asking because I’m trying to build a curve that I can use throughout my highschool career, and I’m aiming for the “yellow hammer” type.