What should a cut fastball's movement be?


#1

I have heard somewhere on this forum that a cut fastball (cutter) should break to the right (thrown by a right-handed pitcher to a right-handed batter) late. According to my cousin, my cut fastball drops a lot but only moves the right (thrown by a right-handed pitcher to a right-handed batter). What is the proper movement for a cut fastball?


#2

What you describe is a sinker, the cut moves in the same way as a slider (Right to left from a righty) only less and later.


#3

So jd… is it a sinker or a slider?


#4

What you are throwing is a sinker. A cutter moves to the left (from a RHP).


#5

it should break to your opposite arm side at about 59ft or 44ft in little league. if you use wooden bats. they will be broken. they “cut” the bat in half


#6

sorry i meant to say to your. arm side.

sorry i got all confused it is your opposite arm side


#7

The cutter breaks to the glove hand side, same as a curveball and slider.