JerryWeinstein

Pitching to Win With Your Fastball

by Jerry Weinstein

Description

Learn the secretes to becoming a more successful pitcher by mastering your fastball! Pitching to Win With Your Fastball provides a comprehensive overview of the factors involved in each variant of the fastball. This comprehensive coaching course points out that every type of pitch is thrown with fastball arm speed and fastball mechanics. In other words, ideally, almost every pitch should come out of a pitcher’s grip (depth, firmness, softness) the same. In reality, the part of the ball thrown changes the pitch and/or the speed of the pitch. In addition, the course reviews several key aspects involved in throwing a fastball, including location, strategy, pitching combinations, and situational usage. Among the topics covered:

  • Types of fastballs—location/ speed/movement 
  • EV zone 
  • Location hierarchy for developing the fastball 
  • Fastball strategy 
  • Top five fastball hitters in baseball 
  • Fastball strategy 
  • Top five fastball hitters in baseball by slugging % on fastballs 
  • Pitching combinations 
  • Situational fastball usage 
  • Developing fastball command 
  • Work on pitching in 
  • Basic pitching plan

Lessons

The Basics
1 Intro to Pitching to Win with your Fastball 1:10 2 Significant Big League Fastball Stats 1:28 3 About the Fastball 1:24 4 Examples of Fastballs in the Big League 1:20
Types of Fastballs
5 Four Seam Backspin 0:22 6 Two Seam Sinking Fastball 0:36 7 Running Fastball - Two or Four Seam 0:28 8 Cutting Fastball - Elevated, In and Away from Arm Side 0:36 9 Split Finger Fastball 0:36 10 Minus and Plus Fastball 3:15 11 The Effect of Location on Velocity 3:36 12 How to Hold the Ball 3:10
Fastball Examples
13 90% Fastball - 80% Fastball Change 0:32 14 Running 4 Seam - Put Away 98% Fastball 0:31 15 Sinking 90% Fastball 0:21 16 Two Plane 80% Change Ups 0:46 17 Location Hierarchy for Developing the Fastball 4:39 18 Boxed Fastballs 2:23 19 Uncomfortable at Bats 0:44 20 Pitch In to Win 1:01 21 Fastball In-Out Blend 0:50
Fastball Strategy
22 Pitch to Contact 2:43 23 Get FB Hitters Out with FB's Inside Swing Zone & Outside Solid Contact Zone 0:37 24 Lead Hitters Away from their Strengths 0:42 25 Get Two Strikes in a Hurry 1:13 26 Conserving Pitches After High Pitch Count Innings 0:55 27 Going In, Miss In. Going Away, Miss Down. 0:53 28 Pitch In for Strikes with Hand High or Above or with Sinking Fastballs 0:38 29 Getting Jammed is the Ultimate Insult 0:58 30 Pitch In off the Plate 1:22 31 Expand the Zone Vertically 0:55 32 Pitch Fast 1:32 33 Pitching is a Two Step 0:50 34 Fastball and a Minimum of One Other Pitch 1:45 35 Pitching is Not a Game of Perfect 0:28
FB Strategy Examples
36 Pujol's FB Hot Zones 0:51 37 Major League Average on Fastballs 0:52 38 Top 5 Fastball Hitters in Baseball 0:58 39 Pujols at Bat 1:27 40 Cutter LHP vs RHH 0:23 41 Cutter (Gyroball) RHP vs LHH 0:23 42 Mariano Rivera's Cutter 0:47 43 Fastball Change Overlay 0:32 44 Deception - Fastball Middle & Change In 0:56 45 Lincecum F-CH & F-C Ball Flight 1:14 46 Downer Breaking Ball - Two Seam Fastball Separation 0:55
Pitching Combinations
47 Pitching Combinations 0:28 48 Tilt Reverse 1:02 49 Double 1:45 50 Eye Switch Double 0:34 51 Wrap Double 0:33
FB Combination Examples
52 Tilt Example 0:28 53 Reverse Example 0:26 54 LHP vs RHH Double In 0:18 55 RHP vs LHH Double Away 0:27 56 RHP vs LHH Double In 0:20 57 RHP vs RHH Double In 0:22 58 High Low - Eye Switch Double 0:21
Situational Fastball Usage
59 Situational Fastball Usage 2:25 60 Pitch Around Situations 0:54 61 Sacrifice Bunt 1:05 62 Hard In or Expand Away & Play Away 0:32 63 Highest % Strike Pitch to Highest % Location on 1-1, 2-0, 2-1 1:20 64 Developing Fastball Commands 2:27 65 Quality Pitch Percent Chart 0:34 66 Working on Pitching In 2:33
Basic Pitching Plan
67 Basic Pitching Plan 0:44 68 Treat the 0-0 Pitch Like a 3-2 Pitch 0:42 69 Throw the 1st or 2nd Pitch for a Strike 0:55 70 Two of 1st 3 Pitches for Strikes 0:21 71 Pay Close Attention to the 1-1, 2-0, 2-1 Pitch 0:31 72 Treat the 2-2 Pitch Like a 3-2 Pitch 0:44 73 Create Uncomfortable At Bats 0:18 74 More on 0-0 Strikes 2:21 75 Inside Edge Database 1:03 76 Thanks for Watching 1:49

The Coach

JerryWeinstein

Jerry Weinstein

Field Manager of the Wareham Gateman. Former Colorado Rockies Catching Instructor

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Jerry Weinstein is an American professional baseball coach. He works for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. Weinstein began his coaching career at Sacramento City College. He led the school to 831 wins across 23 seasons, and led the team to theNational Junior College Athletic Association championship in 1998. Weinstein managed the Gulf Coast Expos in 1993. He managed the Geneva Cubs in 1993 and Williamsport Cubs in 1994. After returning to Sacramento City College, he served as director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2000 and 2001 and then coached forCalifornia State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) from 2001 through 2005. He left Cal Poly to become the manager of theModesto Nuts in 2007 and managed them through 2011. The Rockies added Weinstein to their major league staff before the 2012 season. After the 2013 season, the Rockies reassigned Weinstein, putting him in charge of player development in the minor leagues.

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Caterory: Baseball/Pitching
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Videos: 76