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Author: Subject: help with the arsenal?
devin7491
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posted on 8-3-2009 at 02:18 AM Reply With Quote
help with the arsenal?

I throw a cutter, 4-seamer, circle change, and gyro te cutter being my best pitch i use like 90% of the time is there any pitches i could learn that would complement my cutter?

your help is greatly apreciated





arsenal:
cutter
four- seamer
circle change

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posted on 8-3-2009 at 02:41 AM Reply With Quote
To complement your cutter develope your 4-seamer and a 2-seamer, so you have 3 three hard movements( your gyro could be the 2 seamer) and a change-up so you can have something soft. Experiment with different grips for your change, circle or otherwise





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posted on 8-3-2009 at 02:54 AM Reply With Quote
great idea. thnx





arsenal:
cutter
four- seamer
circle change

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posted on 9-21-2009 at 10:58 PM Reply With Quote
2 Seam Tailing FB and/or Sinking FB + a Breaking Ball

I'd develop a 2 Seam Tailing FB with a backspin of 1/7 or @ a 45 deg axis (11/5 for a LHP)

I would also work on a 2 Seam Sinking FB with a 2/8 or 3/9 spin(65-90deg axis). a 3/9 spin would be better. It's best when thrown hard, with great wrist action, and @ the knees. Can be thrown two different ways. One with more pressure on the index finger with a slight pronation of the hand cutting/ pushing through the ball giving it side spin. The other way involves having a flexible wrist where you need to point your fingers outward almost parallel to the ground thrown right through behind the ball.

Those two 2 Seam fastballs work well with the Cut Fastball. I don't consider the CutFB, TailingFB, SinkingFB as separate pitches but rather types of late breaking FASTBALLS.

You need a breaking ball. Since you have a good CutFB, I'd try to learn a 12/6 Curveball. You already have a lateral break with the CutFB, so the Slider might not be the better pick(since the Slider has more lateral break). Some people have a 1/7 or full tilt drop Slider though. But I would try to throw them both to see which one would be better, I'd lean to learn the Straight Drop Curveball though.

I'm not a fan of the Gyroball at all. It's a pitch that I feel is all hype IMHO. I'd drop it. If you are a LHP, a 2/8 Screwball would be your better bet.



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