Splitfinger?


#1

Well, tonight i had sort of a bullpen session with my coach.
it was an optional practice but only me and one other kid showed up, i caught him a bit then i threw. Basically, my mechanics felt great, throwing well and everything, i had 5 pitches left and he wanted me to give it all i got, and i threw a splitfinger(first time ever trying it) and it was going at his face and hit the plate
he ran and up and yelled at me for throwing something other than a fastball, and then wanted to know what it was and wants me to throw it now, i tried it a few other times and he says it goes faster than my fastball still, but it didnt break as much, but i did somehting different the last couple times i’m sure of it, because i wasnt realyl paying attention to what i was doing, i just threw it by shoving my fingers there and not even trying to do anything different.

how exactly do you want to throw one like finger pressure and everything?


#2

also what arm angle usually works best?


#3

Over the top at 12 o’clock works the best for a splitter.


#4

3/4 works fine as well. Roger Clemens uses 3/4 and his split is still nasty as ever.