Pushing through the ball rather than pulling


#1

Experimenting yesterday during my game and i would throw normal pulling down on the 4 seam fastball and watching it fly normal. So i decided instead of pulling to push through the ball and it zipped right to the plate…

What do you do?


#2

are you talking about getting all the force through the ball or what?
I don’t relaly understand what you mean.


#3

I understand what he’s saying. The ball should roll off your fingers and your fingers should be fairly straight at the last possible moment before the ball leaves your hand.

I would describe it as “pushing” almost.

Pedro Martinez is known to have long fingers which helps give more rotation to his fastball.