Concerning The Cutter Pitch


I heard that the cutter reduces arm speed, I don’t agree with it for the most part, but just curious as to what you guys think.


Never heard that before. I wouldn’t say the cutter reduces arm speed unless you consciously reduce your arm speed. (Pitchers do actually do that a lot with the change up and curve.) The cutter is essentially a fastball; it’s thrown hard, using a two-seam grip. Just about every big league pitcher who throws it, throws it well into the 90s mph.


Ok thank you Steven that clears it up :grinning:


And remember you are looking for late movement with the cutter, not big movement.


Yeah ok thank you fearsome four