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Release and Spin Gifs

shaker1

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Curious about if hitters can really see the spin in realtime and react/adjust accordingly. I know my eyes aren't great, but I can't see any spin details when watching pitchers up close and in person. Everything looks easy and clear in super slow motion, but are hitters really seeing the spin of a 60+mph pitch? Are they seeing arm/hand position at release? Or are they anticipating based on count, pitcher tendency, etc.?
I look for a dot when catching dd. Not sure how one is suppose to read direction of spin, especially if it's good spin rate at 60+. I though FFS had a better idea with tracking the trajectory.
 
Mar 23, 2011
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Noblseville, IN
Yes, absolutely. they say the difference between a AAA hitter and a MLB hitter is their eyes.
IMO the biggest difference between AAA and MLB players is raw hitting mechanics. Some mechanics changes can completely change how early you have to commit to the swing, and a later commitment allows them to see the ball longer.
 

sluggers

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May 26, 2008
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Dallas, Texas
The amount of mythology is amazing. The announcer are driving me crazy.

Every inside pitch is a screwball and every outside pitch is a curve...and when they do super slow motion, every pitch simply has corkscrew spin.
 
Jun 28, 2016
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The amount of mythology is amazing. The announcer are driving me crazy.

Every inside pitch is a screwball and every outside pitch is a curve...and when they do super slow motion, every pitch simply has corkscrew spin.
I agree!!! And I keep rewinding and rewatching to see the break and different spins but I see nothing different than a corkscrew.

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