My name is John - I’m a senior in high school, and I’m going to Haverford College next year to pitch. I’m not large - 5 foot 11, 145 pounds. Anyway, I want to hear some opinions about the following:
I’m doing a throwing program to increase my velocity once a week. I also do lower body lifts twice a week and try to throw a bullpen once a week.
During the season, my fastball sits at 79-83, and I’ll touch 84 a couple times a game. If it’s summer and I’m feeling loose, I’ll be 81 to 84.
For my throwing program, we throw many different weighted balls. Now, in January, I am throwing a four ounce ball (lighter than a baseball) 78-82 miles per hour with a running start and a cro-hop. The speed is low probably because it’s still only January, but here’s what seems a little strange to me.
When I throw a three ounce ball (just an ounce lighter then the ball I throw 78 to 82), I sit 86-89, occasionally 90, topping at 91. Is it normal to throw a 3 ounce that much harder than the four ounce? And could anyone try to explain why my four ounce speed is the same or slightly less than my fastball speed?
Thanks a lot.