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#1

Hey everyone. I’m Anthony, a 14 year old, 5’11, 135lb pitcher looking to get better. :slight_smile: I will throw a Four-seam fastball, two-seam fastball, Cutter, Splitter, and a Slider. I’m working on my Change up (seems to always end up in the dirt) and thinking about working on a curve.

NAME: Anthony R.

AGE: 14

LOCATION: Bronx, N.Y.

PITCHING EXPERIENCE
Little League as Pee wee – Intermediate (2000-2002) in Asopec Little League in Queens, NY
Currently pitching in Jr. Pony in United Youth Baseball League in Bronx, NY

PITCHING INFLUENCES
Dad
My League Coach “Santi” (whom plays SS for Lehman College)
Online pitching professionals Steven Ellis, Dick Mills, etc.

BASEBALL BOOKS
I need some.

WEBSITES I VISIT
http://www.thecompletepitcher.com of course
http://www.pitching.com
http://www.wikipedia.org

WHAT’S ON TIVO?
YES Network
Fox
ESPN
CW11
SNY
Univision

WHAT’S ON THE IPOD?
Bit of Hip-hop/rap, a lot of reggeaton.

WHAT’S ON NETFLIX?
Haha, nothing.


#2

oh no another Dick Mills fan?

I suggest you don’t throw a slider. You shouldn’t be throwing a slider until your around 17 years old.


#3

Hm, what’s wrong with Dick Mills?

I’m guessing I should avoid the slider because of the stress it causes. I’m thinking of replacing it with the curve.


#4

Good idea.

Nothing really but some people that follow him have some very strong strong beliefs about pitching that can cause some turmoil. But where would the world be without a little bit of disagreement? :smiley: :smiley:


#5

Depending on how you throw the slider, it can be the pitch that is the hardest on your arm and many folks recommend waiting until you’re 17-18 years old to throw it.


#6

A cutter thrown good can have a good amount of movement on it. It can be very slider like and thrown correctly have no stress on the arm just its a hard pitch to throw mentally because you have to focus on not turning your wrist over like a slider.

If you throw that pitching a lot the grip will make you naturally feel like turning that wrist over and screwing something up in the process.