Roger told me the bad thing about the slider is the fastball arm action and the curveball wrist movement (Can’t remember the word… sorry about that). So I started to throw a slow slider. I can throw it for strikes almost everytime and barely anyone makes contact (that and the batters I face are not exactly the best hitters). I guess it is like a sweeping curveball… I think.(probably wrong) and so far I have seen that the batters usually have a hard time adjusting to the speed difference of the fastball and slow slider if I throw it at the right time (don’t really throw many change-ups because I am still working on control) other than that I think a lot of batters in my league just have a hard time hitting a breaking pitch. (maybe)
I have started to throw a lot of these slow sliders and they seem to be effective. I was wondering if this would be better to throw than a hard slider since I am taking a little off it (my arm is almost the same speed as fastball speed but for some reason the ball just comes out a lot slower) I am 16 and a slider seems to be an easy pitch for me to locate. I was wondering if this slower slider would be easier on the arm and I could continue it since I want to keep throwing it and make it better.
(today I pitched 4 innings 7k’s 2 walks 57 pitches and 42 were strikes Don’t know how many were a slow slider or whatever you want to call it but around 15 were)