I’ve seen some posts lately about young kids throwing sliders. Now how effective can a cutter be compared to a slider? If thrown correctly can a cutter be just as deadly as a slider? I’ve got good command over my cutter but I don’t pitch a lot. I’m 15 and I’m playing on a 17 year old team for the summer. I think against a bad team my coach will let me have a shot at throwing against a few batters. I’m wondering if I’m wasting my time on this pitch. My brother is a cacher so I throw a lot at home and I’m wondering if I should just learn a curve but this pitch seems golden and he said it has a lot of movement. Is there any way I can set up a video camera to see how much movement I really have on it. Sometimes i can throw it for a ball on the inside corner and have it come back to the plate as a strike.
I pitched in practice a lot for JV and a lot of kids said I should have been pitching but my coach is a dink and he wouldn’t know a pitcher if it bit him in the…so in practice I got a lot of strikeouts and my coach said that he really liked that cutter that I threw and I had most of our good hitters asking to be tested with this new pitch they’ve never seen before. I did pretty good but I was still wondering about the slider and cutter and the differences.