Four seam side spin. Help


#1

Whenever I throw my four seam fastball I have a side spin rather than a back spin. As I am right now, most people struggle to hit it since I throw 85 as a left hander. Based on what I see, the ball has a late tail and allows me to strike a lot of people out. My question is if I should fix this or not because I don’t know if this side spin would be effective or not in college. Thank you for your time.


#2

You’re probably cutting the ball. This means at release point your hand is turned over instead of straight.


#3

Ya but should I fix my cut or leave it as it is. I get quite a bit of movement but I don’t know if this cut will benefit me in the long run or not


#4

my personal opinion on the matter is that if it doesn’t lead to injury and it works, why change it? at 85mph you don’t want to have a flat fastball unless you’re pitching for a homerun derby.


#5

The word “tail” is normally used to describe movement to the throwing arm side which implies you pronate the pitch. And that means it should be fairly safe. So I don’t think there is anything to fix. Movement is a good thing. Some pitchers can’t buy movement on their fastballs.