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Old 03-26-2014, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have one year of pitching under my belt now. my team is moving up a division this year so I'm looking for some tips on getting better as a pitcher. I can throw a knuckle ball and I throw some backspin. Is there any other good pitches that actually work?

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Location, location, location and vary your arc. Also, a decent curve really helps if you don't over use it. Throw one up and in and curve it in to get in on their hands or low and away tailing out to make them reach if they already have a strike. Just keep changing it up. If you rely on any one pitch too much, any decent hitter will quickly adjust.
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Thanks. I've tried a curve but never really got it to curve much. Maybe I'm not doing it right.

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Location, location, location abackdoor. your arc. Also, a decent curve really helps if you don't over use it. Throw one up and in and curve it in to get in on their hands or low and away tailinaut to make them reach if they already have a strike. Just keep changing it up. If you rely on any one pitch too much, any decent hitter will quickly adjust.
I totally agree. I hardly ever use a knuckle or backspin. I mainly use curves & location. If their crowding the plate hit the inside corner if their standing way off throw it outside corner. I try to keep maximum arc though because I want someone to have generate their own power instead of me helping.
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Good advice. Could anyone explain how to throw a good curve?

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This is how I hold mine. Imagine yourself throwing a bowling ball and hooking it down the lane. Throw the ball the same way. Works pretty well for me. Even on a bad day I can still get 1' of break on it.
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I'll give it a try. Thanks

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This is how I hold mine. Imagine yourself throwing a bowling ball and hooking it down the lane. Throw the ball the same way. Works pretty well for me. Even on a bad day I can still get 1' of break on it.
I throw mine different with my fingers together and flick my wrist. I'm going to try your way 1" on a bad day sounds good to me.
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I throw mine different with my fingers together and flick my wrist. I'm going to try your way 1" on a bad day sounds good to me.
This how I normally throw mine and it works pretty well for me.
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I throw mine different with my fingers together and flick my wrist. I'm going to try your way 1" on a bad day sounds good to me.
All in the snap and follow through. If you have even the slightest breeze to catch the seams it'll really take off too. When pitching the wind is your best friend. Learn how to use it and it'll make a huge difference in how effective you can be.
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