Trust, clarity, detachment, simultaneously being calm while hating that ****ing hitter are all qualities great pitchers have perfected. It’s very difficult to not let the game speed up on you when you’re not hitting spots, and guys are squaring you up. Staying calm, breathing, forgetting what just happened and only focusing on what’s in front of you at that second, is much easier said than done.
I watched a video by Fred Corral about visualization, and pitchers that simply visualized their mechanics to the plate and visualized themselves hitting the spot they’re about to throw to, had an increase of 25% versus pitchers who just get their spot and throw.
Any tips, or really anything on the mental/visualization side of the game, I would love to hear it.