@Trebeck reminded me of a question i wanted to ask on his latest post. Right now I throw a 4 seam, 2 seam, circle change (or at least a strange variation of a circle change), and 2 breaking pitches: A looping, almost 12-6 curve/knucklecurve, and a sharp slider that is almost as fast as my fastball.
Curve has gradual break but can be very deceiving if i get it right. my dad has trouble catching it because he says he thinks it’s going to break into his hip area then it drops down by his ankles. Not a lot of right-to-left movement though. Also i have only started using this pitch at the end of last season and when i play catch.
Slider on the other hand has a nice, sharp, sideways break and although i haven’t had it clocked i would say its about 75+ mph. It’s my strikeout pitch and hitters usually think its a fastball coming in at their hip/knee then it will break into the strikezone with slight dropping action. I’ve been throwing the slider since the 2014 season so a couple years now and i definitely have more control with it and am more comfortable with the slider than the curve. But i feel like the curve can be an effective pitch.
SO…should i drop the curve? drop the slider? What about using both pitches?