By Rhea Byers. Baseball Gear. Published at Friday, May 18th, 2018 - 19:56:31 PM.
How much is my budget? Baseball gloves come in a wide range of prices. Many can be found for under a $100 but high end brands can be over $200. If you are looking for quality and something that lasts longer then you will have to pay the price. If you plan on playing for years, then spending the extra money might suit you better. Cheaper doesn’t mean you will save money in the long run. On the other hand players that are still growing may find it better to go with something cheaper.
Developing good mechanics all begins at the balance point. This is probably one of the most poorly misunderstood aspects of the mechanics. Some pitching “experts” teach pitchers to reach a balance point at the peak of their leg lift. This is technique is absolutely detrimental to velocity, and no high velocity MLB pitcher reaches this so-called point of balance in their delivery. Professional pitchers are balanced throughout their delivery, but most importantly, they are moving towards the plate at each state of their mechanics. The traditional balance point idea is that pitchers should be perpendicular with their weight shifted over the drive leg. This technique is an absolute velocity killer.
If you are able to locate your off-speed consistently, then this is a great opportunity to throw a changeup, slider, or curveball. By doing so, this will keep the batter off-balance and guessing. 0-1 changeups are excellent because the batter thinks you are throwing a meat fastball, but instead its 6-10 mph slower and sharply breaking downward. The result? The batter will probably swing over the top of the ball or will be way out in front of the pitch. You can have a similar result by throwing a sharp breaking slider or cutter that starts down the middle of the plate, and breaks away toward the outer half.
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