My name is Russell and I am starting High school baseball. I am a throw over the top pitcher. I have been able to throw low 70’s for strikes and not flattening it out for big hits, I am able to throw balls that have movement. As an 8th grader, I pitched in a senior league in Arlington and played good teams that had JV players on some teams.
At a recent workout, my High School coach is trying to change everything about my pitching motion and says my motion isn’t going to work. He said over the top was a batters bp and they always hit hr’'s and that there is no movement what so ever. Mr. Ellis I have been told by many former pitchers that over the top is superior to all pitching types, and I think that switching to something now would ruin all my speed, accuracy, and movement, because the new way he is trying to get me to pitch (3-quarters) is slow and inaccurate. He says that over the top balls flatten out and is a batters bp. Mr. Ellis I just wanted to ask you should I switch,and which is better over the top or 3-quarters?