I wanted to see if we could get some heavy ball vs light ball discussion. I have always thrown a heavy ball. I had a mid 3/4 arm slot and plenty of movement on my 2 seam fastball. My arm is not as strong as it once was and after about on month I find myself really working on hitting my spots and sinking the ball. I am working on a in-season throwing program from the TuffCuff program as we speak and my arm strength is coming back rapidly.
My question is this. Throwing a heavy ball I have great control. I am within an inch of my spots with my fastball but it is flat with little movement. The two seamer runs down an in a little to a right hander. I move the ball out towards my finger tips a bit and work on pressures and grips and the ball runs like crazy. My control goes away and my velocity jumps significantly. Really a bad combination unless you want to be effectively wild. I have only been pitching for about a month now. I feel like my mechanics and release point are consistent. The arm is coming along nicely. I should add that tendon issues ended my professional attempts. I had the eblow scoped about 12 years ago to clean up the mess. Im in my 30’s now, so pitching is just for fun at this stage.