I’m a D-III pitcher who has a little bit of a problem. I have recently added a few MPH to my fastball (in the windup) by adding a more prominent hip load to gain some lower-body power. It has worked great so far (from 82 to 86), and as long as i keep my front side in and don’t get lazy with posture my other pitches dial into it too.
The problem lies in the stretch. I have a very quick release (under 1.2) that is attributed to a quick knee-in start. My curve, fork, and CChange all do fine. I have worked endless hours trying to incorporate the hip load with the knee-in because I’ve seen people make it work. But whenever i focus hard on it the flow of my mechanics is jumbled and I don’t unlock in sequence. I’m looking for a way to start my motion out of the stretch that will allow me to get the leverage in as little time possible to add the oomph to my 2-seamer. Is it a psychological thing? Is there one small adjustment i should think about every time that will fix it naturally? Foot spacing when i come set? Any help would from a credible baseball mind would be appreciated.