So one of the things I was told to play with this fall is a lower arm slot or a new pitch, so I’ve decided to start playing around with both. In high school I threw a slider so that was the obvious pitch to start throwing again, and I’ve done that. I get good break on it and everything, but I still am more of a high 3/4’s arm slot with the pitch than directly over the top, so how do I get it over the top with good movement? Mind you my other pitches are a 4-seam, 2-seam, 12-6 curve, and circle change.
Another thing that I am playing with is a sidearm arm slot as well, and using that and over the top as a pitcher, but I have no idea how to begin throwing sidearm in anything except of the stretch. For sidearmers, do they long toss sidearm as well as pitching sidearm? Because I understand the motion but it feels so strange and like I cannot get as much behind the pitch. When I throw from the stretch as a sidearmer, I can almost get the same velocity, but lose a lot of movement on the slider, which seems really strange to me, and I don’t have a clue how to throw a curveball then either.
I appreciate any help you can give me.