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3 Keys to Better Pitch Calling

posted Jan 4, 2013, 10:18 AM by Venom Ohtwo   [ updated Jan 4, 2013, 10:18 AM ]
From Rick Asher 11/13/2012

Forward as you see fit!!
 
Pitch calling is huge.  But also hitting a pitcher on a tear.  If I can point out that If a pitcher is on a role with 2 or 3 of her pitchers and working an area of the plate...because it is her strength.  Then your hitters need to change the pitchers view!!  Example:  The pitcher is using up the inside corner with screwballs and rise balls.  Then have your hitters look for the screwball and back off the plate.  Take it away from her and make her change her view and pitch.  She will need to adjust her approach to the outside of the plate which could throw her off.  If a pitcher is in command of all pitches and using every corner, high & low, & slow!!  Then talk to your players and find the pitchers weekness....like depending on pitches on certain counts.  Like a get ahead fastball...outside corner, 2nd pitch rise, 3rd pitch 1-1 count...curve outside corner...every single at bat.  Then your hitters need to look for the outside fastball and drive it to right center.
 
See you soon,
Rick
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