My cutter


#1

Hey Guys,

I throw from a low 3/4 arm slot and I’m trying to develop a cutter to complement my 2 seamer/sinker. I’ve tried a lot of grips but nothing seems to work and the ball doesn’t seem to move really…any suggestions? Grips and technique welcome!!!


#2

Use your fastball grip with a small amount of supination.

From the NPA: A curve is 90 degrees of supination from the fastball position. A slider is half the supination of a curve (45 degrees) and a cutter is half a slider (22.5 degrees). Set the angle early and maintain it through ball release.


#3

So there is no particular grip? Just turn my wrist?


#4

The best grip is taking your 4-seam fastball and off-centering your fingers. That never worked for me, so I use a 2-seam fastball grip and off-center it.

http://www.thecompletepitcher.com/how_to_throw_cutter.html


#5

Experiment to find what works best for you. Generally, it’s thrown with a fastball grip. But you can try with the fingers together or apart. And you can try orienting the ball differently within your grip.


#6

i take the four seam grip put my fingersa to gether an d get off cetnter. put more pressure on my middle finger

someone said take the two seam grip. i have to try that. i never though of tht


#7

Be sure to make sure your release is out in front, to me thats key to getting that sharp late movement. and the snap of the wrist is key too. u want the middle finger to be the last thing touching the ball as u release