So since my coaches basically want me to do away with my knuckleball I’m considering adding another pitch (I still use the knuck as sort of a once or twice per game thing).
I’ve been able to shut down weaker competition with just my fastball, cutter and curve. But our conference and state tourneys are coming up soon and I we have big division games coming up soon so with stiffer competition looming I want to maybe add something to my bag of tricks.
So basically what I have right now is the three pitches I mentioned and from time to time I drop my fastball or curve to the side or make a pause during my leg kick since I don’t have any other real pitches.
I tried a splitter but no matter how much work I put into it I can’t get it and the same is true of the changeup.
Quite honestly I’m thinking about a screwball (4pie if you’re here I could use some tips), I used to have a pretty decent one before I stopped throwing it.
Anybody have any input? Should I even bother adding a pitch? If so what should I work on?
We have a doubleheader on Saturday that I’ll probably pitch in and it’s against a team that hasn’t even won a game on the field yet (they have 2 forfeit wins) so I think if I work in the pen on a whichever pitch I decide on and then give it a go on saturday to get used to throwing it in a game.