Wanted to talk about velocity. But before just so everyone knows i do throw hard. I throw 80mph average and my baseball season hasn’t even started yet(starts in 2-3weeks). Anyways i want to hit about 85mph this year.
Anyways one thing that just makes me so angry is when coaches say this to kids who are pitching(not me because i throw hard).
“Hey don’t worry about your speed just worry about control.”
That just pisses me off so much. Just for the simple reason of this. If you were a scout who would you want to scount.
Pitcher A- 18 years old throws 88mph
Pitcher B- 18 years old throws 70mph.
Lets say pitchers A command isn’t that good. But still what sounds better scouting wise. A kid who throws 88mph or 70mph. Even if you have perfect control if you throw slow you are going to get cranked.
I know control is important(you don’t want to be walking alot of people).
But still i hate when coaches say don’t worry about velocity just control.
Then you get people lobbing the ball in, but the coach says “you are good because you hit the corners.”
Just something i wanted to get off of my chest. Post your replys as well.