I just wanted to know if anyone had any grip tips for the cutter? Is this a safe alternative instead of the curveball or slider? adam
Adam, My first question is – is your change-up a plus pitch? If not that is what you should you work on. Much easier to master than a cutter. The safest breaking ball is the curveball when thrown correctly. A cutter is simply an off-centered fastball where the ball is overloaded slightly to one side and still looks like a fastball to the hitter. However, if you get on the side of that cut fastball you can stress the elbow ucl. Success is not about a breaking ball. Fastball location or command is the key to success. The more you mess with more pitches the less you will master two which is a key to pitching success. A cutter is not a pitch I would be investing my time in as a high school pitcher. Coach Mills
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