Gidday, I live in New Zealand and have recently started to take up pitching. I’m 17 years of age, 160lbs and 6’1 high. I’m not a powerful person but can produce enough power.
I went out for my 1st pitch today from the actual distance after throw over 60 pitches from point blank range therefore straining my arm quite a bit.
Obviously coming from a cricket background, playing years of cricket, I’m finding it hard to convert to just standing there and throwing, as in cricket you run up and bowl it.
So I went out to the local school and roughly measured out the distance as the sun was going down quick. I had about 10 pitches and could only manage to throw it upto 51mph. As my arm was strained I was not fully fit but I would like to know how to get quicker in my pitching??
I see young guys around my age throwing far higher speeds, is that because theyve grown up with baseball or they are just more strong?? What kind of exercises should I looking at doing to increase and how long until it turns into result??
About my arm action and mechanics, I really wouldnt have an idea of where I am at, if it is right and stuff.
I plan to work on this all winter (summer to you’s) and all of the summer (winter to you’s) and try and somewhat turn myself into a decentish pitcher. But the thing what limits me overhere is that there is no baseball played at all anywhere. However I do plan to relocate to the US within 2 years.
Also where is it best to place the radar gun to get a correct reading?