I have a couple of questions.
First I will give you a few details.
I am a 16 year old pitcher in my 3rd year of playing club baseball here in Australia. I pitch ever Saturday (start) and usually throw 4-5 innings. My ERA during the first 7 games is 4.28.
I can throw 2 and 4 seam fastball, screwball, curveball and Im working on a changeup.
Recently my coach organised a tutor for me, you may have heard of him. Tristan Crawford, he plays in the Minors for the Minnesota Twins. He plays at the same club as me when he’s in Australia.
It was our first session on Tuesday and he told me everything was perfect except my mechanics needed a slight improvement. I was opening up too soon you see and thus losing velocity.
First question. Do you have any tips on mechanics? drills? anything that could be of use? Maybe even explain how a proper windup should look like?
Also, I asked him if I should be throwing my screwball, I am the only one in the league who can throw a screwball, and it ALWAYS finds the strikezone, maybe even more than my fastball. It is my number two pitch and I love it. But instead of throwing a screwball, he told me to stop throwing it and work on a circle change.
Second question. Do you agree with this?
Thank you for your time…