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Just a pitching dad. I have been fortunate to see a lot of really good pitchers from all ages over the last couple of years. Saw a kid this weekend that is 5.5 and a little on the skinny side. Probably 50 on most pitches but as I walked by she had unbelievable spin on the ball. Her pitches didn't break that much but the number of revolutions on the ball was unreal. I called my daughter over and a dad and they both went wow after watching one pitch. The young girl is an average pitcher at the moment but what does this mean later on?
 

sluggers

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. Probably 50 on most pitches but as I walked by she had unbelievable spin on the ball. Her pitches didn't break that much but the number of revolutions on the ball was unreal.
If she has a lot of spin and it is not breaking, then her spin axis is way off.
 
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bmd

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If she has a lot of spin and it is not breaking, then her spin axis is way off.



Probably nothing.
Honestly I do not think you have enough info to conclude "probably nothing". I love your posts. You very helpful. And I am very thankful for this site and posters like yourself. But sometimes posts like these can be taken in a negative way.
 

sluggers

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Honestly I do not think you have enough info to conclude "probably nothing". I love your posts. You very helpful. And I am very thankful for this site and posters like yourself. But sometimes posts like these can be taken in a negative way.
Yes I get your point.

I'm confused by the post. A 50 MPH pitch with lots of spin will break. But, the OP said that the ball wasn't breaking.

So, it doesn't fit.
 

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