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    Default My 9 yo has now mastered 4 pitches

    Was thinking about a post I read elsewhere and the guy was saying his dd had 4 or 5 pitches. I instantly had the goofy thought that my 9 yo has also mastered 4 pitches- too high, too low, too inside and too outside


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeP View Post
    Was thinking about a post I read elsewhere and the guy was saying his dd had 4 or 5 pitches. I instantly had the goofy thought that my 9 yo has also mastered 4 pitches- too high, too low, too inside and too outside
    LOL. In my observations of 9yos, you're on the right track.

    When someone says their kid "has ___ pitches", it usually means this is the number of pitches they are currently working on developing, with various levels of success. IMO, you don't "have" a pitch until you can throw it, in a game, on any count, with reasonably consistent accuracy to the intended spot, and the pitch does what it's designed to do (curve, drop, etc). Until then, it's a work in progress.
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    I throw windmill to my 9 YO DD and I have 2 pitches: Strike, e.g. any pitch she swings at regardless of location. Ball, e.g. any pitch she doesn't swing at regardless of location.
    The best is when she uses the argument, to prove that a pitch was a ball, "look Dad where it landed"..after it hit the mat behind her, bounced twice and rolled to the side.
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    You left out how she's throwing 60...
    Relax and enjoy the ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
    LOL. IMO, you don't "have" a pitch until you can throw it, in a game, on any count, with reasonably consistent accuracy to the intended spot, and the pitch does what it's designed to do (curve, drop, etc). Until then, it's a work in progress.
    I second this. Our goal is usually 8/10 in practice with a std deviation of accuracy (1/2 ball width around). In games it usually yields a overall 3rd-deviation and the desired results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanOfCorn View Post
    I second this. Our goal is usually 8/10 in practice with a std deviation of accuracy (1/2 ball width around). In games it usually yields a overall 3rd-deviation and the desired results.
    Bolded is taking pitch charting to a whole other level

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    Reminds me of when DD2 was first starting out pitching. Someone asked the DW how many pitches DD2 had. My wife looked at him and said 2.....A ball and a strike.........

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    DD is 12 and really thought my DD had mastered her curve ball at 11 and had a hard time throwing her drop. Curve now is 50/50 and drop is pretty good most of the time. Change is either high level or terrible. Will drive you insane. Lol

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    I was able to keep up with the COM discussions - if we start talking std dev, Iím raising the white flag - Iím much better with the statistics on the back of a baseball card than the ones from a college textbook!


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    I just watched a FB post of a 9yo with 4 or 5 pitches.... LOL
    coach said curve... fast ball outside.
    screw... inside fast ball
    drop... low pitch

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