Curveball, slider or cutter?


#1

If you yourself could start all over again…or if you were working with a young pitcher right now who is just about ready to learn a breaking pitch, which one would you learn or teach and why?


#2

The curve ball. Its easier to explain and understand compared to cutter and slider, imo. And its basically unhittable in youth


#3

ummm. How do I quote someone? When I try , wants to put it as a whole new topic.


#4

If I were working with a young pitcher, I’d go with the slider.

I say this because a youngster would be learning how to control a four seam fastball with location first (assuming), thus keeping that mindset with a pitch that’s cousin to what he’s/she’s already use to, would seem to be a follow through of what is already in the pipeline.

I would also concentrate on blending those two pitches in a workable combination that would give evidence to commanding the count, favorable to that pitcher - thus reinforcing a positive learning curve of what-when-n-why each pitch does, and can accomplish in various situations.

The slider is in the fastball family of pitches


#5

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#6

thanks