There is no litmus test that points to working the front of the pitcher’s rubber that IS or IS NOT for everybody. Why? Because we’re talking about the human body and a self-signature style of performance, which injects a ton of variables.
My post was a suggestion to try the option as a matter of “let’s see how it works for you”. So, the next time your tossing BP or you have the opportunity to live fire in practice, going through your repertoire along the rubber from different locations and see what effects, if any, results. Specifically, where the ball goes off the bat( more often than not) for the batting styles that your facing. If you have to bring a notebook with you to the mound – do it.
Some pitchers find it a real added benefit – changing the angle of attack
for some of their deliveries and others find it of no use what-so-ever. Yet
other pitchers find that settling into one spot and planting there is just the
In any event, what you’re doing basically is investigating your OPTIONS . In that regard I suggest that you keep an open mind as a competitor and as an amateur coach. And when your trying this technique, make sure you have a reasonable surface to pitch off of. Trying different things on a mound that offers absolutely no surface integrity will do you no justice to the experience and your improvement.