Pitching speeds


#1

i was wondering, is their a way to judge how hard a pitcher is going to throw in the future. if my son is 6-1 and 14 years old, and his weight is 145lbs . he is only throwing 68 to 72 mph. can one project wht he is going to end up throwing when he is 18 years old. also is their a category where for a certain age group , they should be throwing at certain speeds.


#2

I don’t no of anything that judges height and weight… But i no of this website that shows pitching speeds by age, not sure how acurate it really is but…

http://www.webball.com/scout/norms.html


#3

when i was 14 years old i was throwin 69. now i am 15 and i throw 75-76


#4

I would say the speeds on webball are inflated, for a number of reasons, the main being that the speeds are submitted but individuals and velocity often seems to jump a bit from in the distance of the gun to the brain to the mouth.

I myself am 15 as well, my velocity numbers mirrored zforce’s.


#5

well im 21 years old and i throw in the upper 80’s but i need to throw harder if i dont wanna get rocked. but i have a lots of braking pitches to back me up


#6

There is no real way to predict how hard someone will throw as so many different things take into effect for example your son may have a growth spurt which ive seen can really effect a pitcher. Also your son may get better mechanically which will make him throw harder * not to say he doesn’t have good mechanics now*. I would say your son is just fine and you don’t have a whole lot to worry about, if he keeps working hard things should pan out.


#7

I am 14 years old, 6’ 143 and I throw 68-72. I hope I can get faster as I get older.


#8

I’m 15, 136 / 5’ 9", and I throw mostly upper 70s and I may hit 80 sometimes.


#9

So an update. I have had baseball tryouts this week and we got clocked on the gun. For only pitching for the second time this year, my fastest was 73 I believe. The varsity coach advised me though that I need to bring my arms out elbow first, which will increase a person like me’s speed 5 mph or more.