Hey, @Steven_Ellis I received a pitching tip email from you saying "No matter what age, when a curveball is thrown right, it places less stress on the arm.
But a curve thrown correctly still needs to be limited in terms of the # thrown (no more than 20-25% of total pitch count; offspeed should account for another 20-25%).
And throwing a curve shouldn’t get in the way of developing a good offspeed pitch.
When I ask a pitcher what his 2nd best pitch is, I want to hear, “My changeup!” The problem is that my Curveball is really good and is my second best pitch and I want to throw it a lot, and my changeup is horrible. Your thoughts?