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    On my phone so tough to see. So is her hand on the outside of ball. Rollover drop curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneeyedjack View Post
    On my phone so tough to see. So is her hand on the outside of ball. Rollover drop curve.
    Well, I don't quite call it a rollover, but it doesn't matter to me what it's called.

    Here is a closeup of the pitch (pressure more on ring finger and pinky due to turning the hand such that the fingers go around the outside of the ball during release).


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    Here is a vid of DD from U12 provincials last year. Kinda looks like the same hand action with ball going down and out

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=V41KREeLdLc

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    I try not to overthink/overcoach this. Pitchers should be experimenting with all sorts of different grips and finger pressures. Once they learn to pay attention to what they are doing and make those adjustments they will see what each one does and find what works best for them. Everyone is a bit different. That's when they really become masters of their position.

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    Slight finger pressure will make the balls axis change. The last finger to come off the ball will tilt the axis in that direction. Do this on drop balls. You will gets a slight cut in or out as well as the down movement. My girls know that when I call and inside drop for example, it's automatic that they squeeze their index finger...(squeeze the ring finger for outside)
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    My issue with my 12 yr dd the 10 min attention span. Start to see movement then stops I ask what finger did you put pressure on and I get I don’t know I forgot. “You’re killing me smalls”

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    Quote Originally Posted by riseball View Post
    Do not focus on increasing finger pressure, rather decrease it AND focus on the the placement of the now dominant fingers at release. If you have more pressure with the index and middle and keep them inside the ball it will cause it to tail into a RHB. This is what you get with a baseline IR/BI fastball. If the ring and pinky have more pressure and you get them outside the ball it will tail away from a RHB.
    Bold above ... would welcome an example of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveFrameSwing View Post
    Bold above ... would welcome an example of this.
    See any Hillhouse drop ball...... They all are cutting either in or out
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    Quote Originally Posted by coach james View Post
    See any Hillhouse drop ball...... They all are cutting either in or out
    Thank you. If anyone has a comparison showing the differences of Hillhouse's "cutting-in drop-ball" and "cutting-out drop-ball" then that would be great to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Romrell View Post
    Well, I don't quite call it a rollover, but it doesn't matter to me what it's called.

    Here is a closeup of the pitch (pressure more on ring finger and pinky due to turning the hand such that the fingers go around the outside of the ball during release).

    Looks a lot like a changeup.

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