Many say that pitching in baseball is where games are won and lost. My belief is that a team wins and loses together, but pitching is pretty important.
A pitcher controls much of the game from the tempo standpoint. Other than the catcher, no player handles the baseball as much as a pitcher does. Every pitch and every pick off attempt begins with the pitcher. That is why so many people believe that a good team will always start with a good pitching staff.
Pitching in baseball is very important and young players need to learn the correct mechanics to deliver the ball consistently for strikes as they gradually learn the mechanics of throwing off-speed pitches and develop a stronger arm. Pitching velocity can be increased (to a certain extent) if the proper mechanics are being taught and used. Pitching control will definitely improve with proper pitching mechanics. Check our our youth pitching drills page.
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