So I make my kid throw 5 eephus pitch us at the end of every bp I catch for him and he hates it. Pretty much thinks it just a stupid pitch with no merit at all. let's face it you never hear about the guys great eephus pitch. So where playing in Omaha last week in a TT tourney. During the college World Series which I would highly recommend it was a great time, baseball 24/7 all the 15 yo just had a blast hanging at the stadium when we were done playing.
So this is it 6th inning my kids at 81 pitches, the kid he is pitching against is at 11 pitches with a variety of 2 seams, curves, and fastball. I can see my kid is frustrated, tiring a little because he did not throw much as a freshman in hS ball. so I am watching him thinking what's he got to do to get this kid out it 3-2 has to throw a strike the kids a disciplined hitter and he uncorks this 12 ft arch eephus the kid swings strikes out my kid gives a big old fist pump and smile. Our 3rd baseman also our 1 or 2 pitcher is just launching his butt off at what he just seen. It was comical.
He also threw it twice this weekend for strike outs against a much weaker team.
My kids a decent pitcher gets kids out with. Location and doesn't overpower many 2,3,4,5, hitters. I guess my question is this a legit pitch if he throws it with fastball arm action and just slips the palmball grip real loose?