So what you really need is to mix it up a little. Try starting them off with the hook, you’d be surprised how you can effect batters for several innings and maybe the game by simply being less predictable. You say you can throw it for a strike, well break that baby out…keeping them off balance. If they say watch for this…you think yep here it comes buddy don’t pee your pants…or the ever famous “duck”. In other words if you are on top with the count 0-2, 1-2, you have room, come inside, make em move their feet, get them uncomfortable. Then come back with what you got. At that point, once you get em all jinked up, you’ve reached the land of IDM (It don’t matter) and they can tell him to watch for anything.
The reason I’m so resistant about you having 5 or more pitches is that you do have to be proficient with them all if you start working all of them, so the effect will be (At least in my experience) to mute your main stuff. Use movement on your fastball and your change…My son’s change is ugly enough to have his varsity coach think it’s one of his breaking balls…of course he ain’t tooo smart :shock: .