Fall ball has started and the boys had a scrimmage last night. I see the purpose of Fall ball is to work on new stuff. During the spring, my son (10U age) lived primarily off the 2-seamer, which I estimate he threw 90-95% of the time. He also has command of the 4-seamer, cutter, slider and knuckle curve.
So, I’m warming him up for his inning of pitching, and he’s better and faster than I’ve ever seen. He’s enjoyed the time away from the game since LL Tournament season. One pitch caught my attention, 'cause I’ve never seen it before. It came in to the strike zone like a 2-seamer, tailed in to the RH side about 4 to 5" and also rose 4". The spin was like a 2-seamer but the velocity was closer to his 4-seamer. I don’t know what to call this pitch. Is it a rising fastball?
The game itself was boring. 13 pitches. 3 strikeouts. Yawn.