I have recently come back from 4 years off baseball. (I am 22).
I am pitching for the first time in a game for the first time in 4 years this weekend.
I have thrown one bullpen session and everything feels good. Hitting my spots perfectly with my fastball.
Now I realise that good pitchers always change the hitters eye level, and unfortunately I do not have much in my repetoire.
I pretty much have a 75mph fastball, a good screwball, decent change, average splitter and average slider.
I used to be the regular starter for under 16’s, 18’s and 20’s for my club as well as bullpen for state team.
Now keeping in mind that I will probably only be pitching 3 or 4 innings (starter) against a mix of young fresh players and seasoned oldies, what sort of strategy should I adopt?
At the moment I can hit almost any spot with my fastball, I have confidence in my screwball and some in my changeup. The rest I havent thrown at all for a very long time.
Thank you for your input.