Category Archive: Movement Pitches

Drop Ball vs. Riseball: Which Is More Effective?

In this video, I discuss the difference between a drop ball and a rise ball, and give my opinion as to which pitch is more effective for strikeout pitchers.

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What’s Your Out Pitch?

In this video, I talk about how the best pitchers use movement pitches and changes in velocity and not just maximum speed to strike out batters.

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Movement Pitches & The Throw Zone

In this video, I address a question from one of my students by demonstrating how breaking down the throw zone can affect your movement pitches.

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Early Setup For The Curveball

Today, I will be answering a readers question regarding curveballs

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Thoughts on the Rise Ball

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Landing the Drop

In today’s video I answer a reader question about drop ball mechanics.

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Screwball elbow torque: is it dangerous?

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I got a question a while ago from a reader who was curious about Jennie Finch’s screwball, specifically wanting to know if it was safer on the elbow than the more widely taught screwball (which is also the one we teach). I want to dispel some myths about screwballs and drops, and shed some light for any pitchers who may rely on these pitches and experience some elbow soreness.

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Which Change Up is Right for Me?

Palm or flip? I’m going to answer reader John’s question about how to determine the best change-up to teach an individual pitcher.

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Breaking Pitches into the Strikezone

You can be a great pitcher even if you don’t have overpowering speed if you can really command multiple pitches. How do you defend against batters moving up in the box?

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String Drill for Drops

Got a reader question about the best drill for drop balls. More in the video!

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