That might be the same thing I saw.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
I need glasses now from the massive eye rolls that have caused me strained vision.
Ironically I actually did chart pitches. I did so for HS baseball team so naturally (to me) when DD was learning SB pitching I went to local SB college games and did some charting. I generally found that throwing about 80-90% to the glove yields about 64-68% strikes. Naturally better hitters lay off some of the tough pitches and there are pitches thrown to set up others or just a 0-2 waist a ball and see if the batter bites.Bolded is taking pitch charting to a whole other level
But can she throw them on demand!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.