My son plays on a 13U AAA team. His fastball is clocked constantly at 74mph. Change up sits around 62-66mph and he has a curve but not allowed to throw more than 3 a game and that is around 65mph. He doesn’t pitch that much since we have many pitchers on the team so wearing his arm out isn’t a issue. He gets to pitch once every 2-3 weeks and usually 2-3 innings.
The last outing there was a comment “from the stands” that he should “Slow down, he is throwing way too fast”??? I thought wtf, you don’t want to slow down your mechanics. He can throw faster but sticks around 90-95% when pitching. He will drop into ~70-72 when really wanting to hit a corner but these people want to see him throwing in the 60’s…
Has anyone heard of this before???
The last outing he pitched 3 innings, had 6 strikeouts, 1 walk and no earned runs.
I was trying to find some information on why you don’t “slow down” your mechanics or pitch. His 2 seam/4 seam, change up and (very little thrown curve) all have the same arm slot and velocity.
SO back to the question again, Shouldn’t he throw in the 90-95% power range and not back off? If anyone has any articles or information I could send to the “stands” it would be most helpful.