Thanks for the replies and videos, they are great tools. And actually my coaches on my team introduced that drill on your video Phil and now i do it during my warm ups. Maybe ill just have to focus on it a bit more.
And yes to reply to your last post Phil, my issue is towards releasing the ball, it just feels to me that im throwing around the ball, and i feel it is a hand position issue like you were saying.
My goal for improving myself to throw “through” the baseball is not just for improving my accuracy/control, in fact i felt one of the reasons why i did get picked up is because i have very good control with all my pitches, now i want to work on “commanding” my pitches, and i feel if i cant control my hand at release point, then what suffers the most for me are my secondary pitches such as my changeup, 2 seam, and slider.
And this is a big issue in my mind because i have been trying to get that consistent run on my 2 seam, and consistent fade/drop on my changeup, but with my hand wanting to throw “around” the ball, you can see that its just going to end up doing the opposite of what i want it to do, which is it will cut.
The slider is affected by my throwing “around” the ball because sometimes it doesnt get that tight spin, which you might be able to see why because if i already have my hand position at a cutting angle, now i want to get more spin on the ball, which causes me to throw “around” the ball even more, and if you “try” to put spin on the ball, it usually comes out flat and ends up over the fence.
On my other topic, it does make sense to me when baseballthinktank posted that my energy is being converted vertically throughout my body rather than used to develop energy toward the plate, which is causing my elbows to lift above my shoulders. ive actually started using the hershiser drill to get a better drive line going and more energy toward the plate rather than energy going up.
Im trying to focus on increasing my velocity this offseason (which EVERYONE wants to do if you dont throw 100 mph already), and im a pitcher that relies alot on control/movement being an 87-90mph guy at this point, but if i can get a boost up to 92-94, then i might be something to look for down the road. and every little thing helps, if throwing through the ball gets me an extra 1 mph and using my energy more effectively gets me another 1 mph, then im well on my way to getting to my goal by spring.
I appreciate everyones input and every bit is making me better and everyone else on this forum better.