My son is 8 1/2 and just finished LL minor B and did pretty well for his first “real” season. His best outing was striking out 9 in 3 innnings with 35 pitches. He is 4’3" and 61lb so I guess average size. I have a velocity ball that says he is pitching 45 to 48 which seems good for his size.
He is very coachable and can learn and incorporate new things into his pitching rather quickly however, he wants to throw a curve ball which of course is forbidden at this age. I was talking to a minor A ump who said a kid was throwing some kind of pitch that was not a 2 seam fastball or a curveball yet the ball was gettin “some” curve ball action without snapping the wrist.
Does anyone know what kind of grip this might be? Again, this is not 2 seam fast ball movement. I am trying to satisfy my son who is getting kind of bored throwing fast balls.
Huntington Beach, CA