Saturday, June 23, 2012


The grip is across the seams, as seen in the photo above. It is thrown with regular mechanics and velocity.

The four seam fastball is the straightest fastest pitch a pitcher has to offer. I have found that even the best hitters have a difficult time catching up to this pitch when set up with a change up, when thrown up in the zone. The reason the pitch is effective is, gravity pushes the ball in a downward motion but the back spin will give the ball lift which results in a very straight trajectory from the pitchers hand to the catchers glove.

This pitch is most effective when thrown high out of the strike zone. A batter who carries their hands low when addressing the plate will not catch up to this pitch. This pitch is know as "High Heat."

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