If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Ground ball/power pitcher
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Who is your favorite hitter and why?
I hate hitters.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Derek Lowe becuase of the nasty sinker
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
I'm a junior currently playing at Cameron University after transfering from Michigan State University. I sit 88-90 and will touch 90+. Will be playing for the Geneva Red Wings in the New York Collegiate League.
More About Me:
I am someone who truly eats, breaths, and dreams about baseball on a 24 hour a day basis. My hope is that an organization will take a chance on me, I will make sure that I take advantage of every second I am under contract and can garuntee that NOBODY will out work me.
If you could send me some video, I will break you down and send you a detailed ( very easy to understand) analysis report on your flaws and how to fix them.
But, lets say you don't have video. I would suggest you work hard at throwing 4 seam fastballs, 2 seam fastballs , 4 seam box change-up and 2 seam box change-ups. Aim at 4 spots: high and inside , low and inside, high and outside, low and outside.
If you are throwing with your BODY and NOT your arm! All 4 of the above mentioned pitches will have good movement. Everybody wants velocity. You mentioned you throw 88-91. That is perfect speed as long as the ball is moving. I like to see our 4 seam fastball @ around 91 and the 4 seam box @ around 73.Be patient , this won't happen over night. None of this will work with an arm thrower. I hope you throw with your body not your arm. The problem most pitchers has is the amount of useless drills they do. I don't teach drills I teach kids to PITCH!
If you get a chance give me a call or send me an e-mail. I am a pitching instuctor NOT a pitching Coach. Most coaches think they can instruct. I have met very few who can. I hope this helps you out. From your pictures it looks to me like you just need some fine tuning, many times we can do that on the phone or through e-mail.
Look forward to hearing from you
Coach Bill Ayres
Indiana State Director for Amateur Baseball Report
Clay you seem to have good numbers 90 FB from what you say. I would suggest you first concentrate on getting your season stats looking great. It seems like you have not had a chance to play, but hopefully this season you will. So,when you do take advantage of your starts. I know stats are not everything but it will be considered. You will need to throw over 90+ if you have a 10+ era.
In the mean time do what your doing and be proactive in your pro ball pursuit. Find out who your local scouts are and call them up, a good chance they will not come out unless you throw over 90. If not ask them who their bird dog or associate scout is for your area. You will have a better chance of having him look at you and get your name out.