My first game is tomarrow any tips?


#1

ok guys wat i have worked for all winter is coming down to tomarrow. its only a scrimage but still you can get all the pratice you can get. any tips? i am a right handed pitcher who throws sidearm and over hand depending on the pitch
2-seam - sidearm
change up=- sidearm
4-seam- had to change it to overhand so i wont tip off my curve
curve-overhand
splitter- im working on - overhand

any suggestions? thank you


#2

Black Dragon,

I understand why you are changing arm slots, but you are going to have to earn the right to do this on your highschool team. Many highschool coaches would rather the ball come in with an arch on it for strikes, rather than give up a few bases on balls.

Changing arm slots, while very effective, can have an adverse effect on throwing the ball for strikes. For your first time out, maybe not a good idea.

I watched a guy yesterday in a JV game with very average velocity collect ten strike outs. All he did was change seams on his fastball, and probably threw less than ten curveballs. When I talked to him, he said he alternated between 4 seam, 2 seam, and no seam fastballs, and a big drop curve. What he had was command of everything that he sent up to the plate.

For your first time out, go for command. After you establish yourself, then you can start to confuse 'em.

Best of Luck,

Ian


#3

If it is just a scrimmage, then it is a good time to try new things and try to get a feel for your pitches for the coming year.