The speed of moving pitches


#1

So i have a questions for anybody that reads this and the question is whether pitches move or break more when the pitch is thrown faster. Take for example a 90MPH cutter vs a 60MPH cutter or a curveball or any other breaking ball. Would throwing the ball faster make it break more or would the grip play more of a major role especially in pitches that don’t break much like the cutter.


#2

Certain pitches may not break differently in terms of distance but may break quicker, sharper, and later.


#3

Spin rate is an important factor. The higher the spin rate, the greater the amount of movement. It has been shown that a release point that is further out in front will usually produce a higher spin rate.