Ok so i would like to learn a third pitch. And i have asked what i should throw before. But this time i want to lay down my personal thought and experiences… This is more of a rant than anything else :
I have a fastball and a Splitter. While this combo has and can be effective every once and a while an opposing team gets a beat on them. I would like to learn a third pitch but i Have some things to consider first. I throw a 2-seam fastball only and it has good movement (but not always). For example I was pitching in a playoff game agaisnt the probably most dominant hitting team in that league. I was getting knocked around a bit in the first until my fastball started moving..i couldnt figure out why tho u wansnt doing anything special. But it was moving ALOT more than usual...i recall the 4th batter going back and telling his team mate that i didnt throw him a single fastball when in reality i threw him 3 fastballs and a splitter. Anyways should i just maintain the 2 pitch combo and develope movement on my fastball? Now the Curveball has never been my cup of tea. I can throw it with decent movement but i lack consistency and control. A Change up wouldnt be bad other then the fact that it would be just like my spliter accept it would have a flatter break on it. So whats left? knuckleball? too hard.... ah yes.... the slider. I am really considering this. I came across this pitch on accident during a game. During one pitch at the last moment my arm like...turned over like turning a door knob..... and the movement was pretty god.. enough to get a lucky K. the pitch started out outside cut into the outer half of the plate and then droped...the movement in itself wasnt all that big but it was effective. The problem with this is Since it happend by accident i probably wont be able to replicate it because this will be more of a forced action. In the end who knows...i could learn all the pitches I have listed and just become a jack of all trades on the mount eh?