Velocity projection


#1

So here’s the deal, I’m 16 and I’m hitting 78-79 consistently on the mound and 81-82 from the outfield. I’m a sophomore 6’ 1" and about 140 lbs. Last year I was sitting 70-73 max but after actually picking up some weights I’m where I’m at today. I’m still growing like my dad and brother did until their senior year I just want to know if I really could put on weight and muscle like my brother who is 6’ 3" 215 lbs how hard would I be throwing. I’m not a huge velocity guy more of a sinker ball pitcher actually but it’s always good to get an idea on your potential you feel?


#2

So many factors contribute to velocity progression that it is actually impossible to be able to predict how hard you’ll throw with the added size/strength. Will adding quality weight help gain velocity? Yes most likely, considering you already have a pretty good fastball for someone weighing 140 pounds. At 6’1 140 you should probably aim for gaining about 1-1.5 pounds every week. I highly recommend checking out LankyLefty’s (think it’s titled Till I collapse) blog on this site considering he was in a similar spot early in his high school career and now hes around 215 pounds and pitching in professional baseball. I’d also recommend posting a video of your mechanics from a side view and front view.


#3

If you post your mechanics people may be able to give a rough estimate, but without seeing them you can’t say; for all we know, you just step and flick the ball and have 20+ to add from mechanics, or they’re flawless.