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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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Body Posture During Drops and Riseballs

Incorrect rise and drop postures

I see a lot of extreme examples of changed body posture among windmill pitchers throwing drops and riseballs. It’s commonly taught to lean forward while throwing a drop and lean back while throwing a rise, but many of the pitchers who I see struggling with those pitches are leaning too much or in the wrong direction.

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Hand Action Series Part 3: Rise Balls

We are back with Part 3 of our Hand Action Series which explains the “last minute” movement of the hand, wrist and fingers during various windmill pitches. This week we focus on the Rise Ball.

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