My 12 year old lefty boy is in his third and last year of Little League Majors. Big for age, great four-seam FB, OK change-up.
He has been trying the two-seam FB as a third pitch. But in three years of Majors, the only two home runs he has given up are off his two-seam FB. Come to think of it, also, most of the hits off him have been off his two-seam FB. I call the pitches so I know this!
Seems to me like his two-seam FB is just a slightly slower, straighter fastball that is easier to see as it lacks the “blur” of the 4 seam. I have heard and read that the two-seam FB is hard to throw effectively from Little League distances (46’) because there is not enough distance to get the movement needed on it for it to be effective.
Any thoughts? Thanks.