## How can a pitcher get better by using different pitches?By:Jayden

When do pitchers know when to use a certain pitch?

How can you identify a pitch?

Why are some pitches faster than others?

If you’re a baseball player, have you ever wondered how to improve games with different pitches?.Do you like playing or watching baseball? As baseball seasons come and go you will see pitchers throw balls swerving and curving and you can always get better at baseball like knowing how to throw different pitches or know how to identify a pitch. Every best pitcher knows to throw different pitches and most of the best batters sometimes know what pitch is being thrown.

You probably think there are only 2 types of pitches like a curveball and a fastball but guess what? You’re wrong because there are many more pitches like for the fastballs, you have four seam fastball, two seam fastball, cutter, splitter, and forkball. Then we have the change ups: change up, palm ball and circle change. Lastly, we have breaking balls: curveball, slider, slurve and screwball.

In the article,http://lokeshdhakar.com four-seam fastball - is the fastest pitch. It goes faster then a car would go if it was on a highway but the average MLB pitcher throws 80-100 MPH.

The four-seam fastball has little to no movement. It just goes in a straight direction and the reason the four-seam fastball is faster because it doesn't curve.

The article http://lokeshdhakar.com states that a two-seam fastball is a form of a fastball which the average speed of the two-seam fastball is about 80-90 MPH. The pitches usually start to move in a downwards direction where the ball is released and most likely go to the right-handed batter and it is slower because it goes curve's downward.

The article http://lokeshdhakar.com states that the cutter, usually goes 85-95 MPH and the cutter, is a cut fastball ,curves away from the right-handed batter as it is going across home plate also it goes slower because it curves.

The article explained http://lokeshdhakar.com that, the splitter is a split-finger fastball and it is called a split-finger/spitter is because the grip is held in between your two fingers. It oes 80-90 MPH the splitter breaks down- is goes in a sudden direction. The splitter suddenly before reaching home plate also it goes slower because it breaks down.

According to the article http://lokeshdhakar.com states forkball usually goes 75-85MPH and the forkball is like a splitter but has less movement but more downwards movement and since it is slow than a splitter is because it has more downwards movement.

Now we have the most well-known pitch the article http://lokeshdhakar.com states curveball the curveball is called curveball because the ball curves. The curveball goes 70-80 MPH what the ball does it is thrown high but comes down like a rainbow and it's slower because it has a lot of movement.

In the article http://lokeshdhakar.com, the slider goes 80-90 MPH the slider breaks down (curves away) from a right-handed batter and is thrown fast it is slower because it breaks down.

In the article http://lokeshdhakar.com, the slurve goes 70-80 MPH. The slurve is like a curveball just more of a lateral movement.

This article http://lokeshdhakar.com states that the screwball goes 65-75 MPH which is the opposite of a slurve.

If you can see which pitch is which you will also be an amazing batter to because you could learn which pitch the pitcher is throwing. Firstly as a batter you can look at the ball to see the speed of the ball, you can look for where the ball is moving towards, look for if the ball breaks (if the ball shifts in another direction) look for the angle the pitcher’s arm, you can look for the grip the pitcher is holding and also look for the rotation of the ball.

Lastly, in the article http://mentalfloss.com, when the pitcher uses the pitches firstly it is the four-seam fastball is the most important pitch because that’s what other pitchers build off because they need to time it then you can throw the hitter off by throwing another pitch. Now we have the changeup the is used when you think the hitter has the time of your fastball you just throw a changeup to throw off their time because it is slower than the fastball. Thirdly is the curveball is used to make the hitter think the pitch is at their head then it curves down to the strike zone. Lastly, there is the knuckleball not many pitchers throw this pitch because the knuckleball is the hardest pitch and it is hard for the catcher to catch the ball because it can go anywhere.

Lastly, in the article http://mentalfloss.com, when the pitcher uses the pitches firstly it is the four-seam fastball is the most important pitch because that’s what other pitchers build off because they need to time it then you can throw the hitter off by throwing another pitch. Now we have the changeup the is used when you think the hitter has the time of your fastball you just throw a changeup to throw off their time because it is slower than the fastball. Thirdly is the curveball is used to make the hitter think the pitch is at their head then it curves down to the strike zone. Lastly, there is the knuckleball not many pitchers throw this pitch because the knuckleball is the hardest pitch and it is hard for the catcher to catch the ball because it can go anywhere.

So learning how to pitch isn’t that hard and learning how to pitch better can make that much better from learning how to throw a different pitch to learning when to use a curveball or shaking off a pitch sign and also even though you’re not a pitcher you could learn what pitch the pitcher is throwing. What kind of pitch will you learn a curveball? A slider you can make that decision.