Is it just me, but it seems that i create more velocity and a whippier whipping action when i make a defined effort to really turn my front planting foot towards homeplate when just before my foot hits the ground…anyone know what I am talking about?
The momentum coming from you’re front foot, direction of it, and time of placement, can effect many things, including velocity. It can also effect location and command on your pitches as well.
More important than turning your front planting foot towards home-plate before it hits the ground is making sure that you are rotating your hips and shoulders properly.
Don’t use your foot to open your hips.