Having trouble pronating


#1

Hey guys, I am new to this board. I AMA 15 year old rhp, I have a 4 seam, 2 seam, circle change, and a 12-6. I have recently noticed that my 2 seam and change up are not doing what I want them to. My two seam is not breaking down and towards my throwing hand, and my change up is not dropping as much. I have located the problem through looking at videos of myself pitching, and I realized I am not pronating. When I try to focus on pronating when practicing, the pitches are slower, more dull, and wild. Is this just because I am trying something different (pronating)? Or is there a further problem?


#2

Post video for the best response to your problem.


#3

The more you pronate the slower the pitch will be because you’re using more of the force applied to the ball to spin it as opposed to accelerating it.


#4

Pronate—supinate—stick it in the microwave for a minute—don’t even think about it. Instead, try throwing the knuckle-curve the way I used to do it: with a sharp karate-chop wrist-snap. That pitch comes in there looking for all the world like a fastball and then suddenly drops like a glass hitting the floor and shattering into little bits and pieces. I threw it sidearm. You can throw it sidearm or 3/4 delivery, and that much-desired pronation will happen just like that. No problem—except for the batters trying to hit it.