Was taking velo readings today during a bull-pen. I sat 82-83 with my usual arm slot, which is a 3/4 slot with shoulder tilt. I found it somewhat interesting that I could consistently hit 83, yet could not hit 84. I’ve noticed most pitchers, even while throwing max effort, cannot regularly hit their max. So I am a little confused by that, but I am assuming it means there is something left in the tank.
But a more interesting note: for reasons I don’t recall, I decided to throw a pitch side-arm. Now, looking at some video, the release is actually slightly above side-arm, so its like 3/4 without shoulder tilt. The first pitch I threw from this slot was 85, and then sat 84-85 from this slot for about a dozen pitches. I seemed to get better separation from this slot.
So I throw harder from the lower slot, but all of my off-speed and control is based off of my high slot.
So my question is if I should switch to the low slot, or stay with the high slot? I’m not trying to re-invent the wheel here, but I am concerned my velocity is capped with my high-slot angle.
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