i would guess that each inch grown equates to about 3 mph to your fastball, on average. Does anyone have a good way to predict height growth?
Uhh I’d say depends on your age. If your already 6’ and you grow an inch I doubt you will gain 3 MPH. But if your 5’ maybe.
if you have huge feet for your height then you will probably get taller
dont know if you will get more velocity but you will get taller
I always just thought you would be the same height as your close relativs e.g your dad, uncles etc
As a rule 1 ft in stride equates to 3mph in Batters Perceived MPH
That means if :
pitcher A is throwing 75mph but has a stride that is 60 inches
pitcher B is throwing 73 mph but has a stride that is 72 inches in length
- The ball will get to the batter quicker by Pitcher B (less time in the air)
- Batter has less time in seconds and fractions of a seconds to react to the Ball thrown from Pitcher B
Even if both pitchers there at 75mph, pitcher B would have a huge advantage as the batter has less time to react
Being tall helps, but if you stride to short your hight advantage is negated