JerryWeinstein

Pitching to Win With Your Fastball
by Jerry Weinstein

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

Chapter 1: The Basics
1 Intro to Pitching to Win with your Fastball 01:10
2 Significant Big League Fastball Stats 01:28
3 About the Fastball 01:24
4 Examples of Fastballs in the Big League 01:20
Chapter 2: Types of Fastballs
5 Four Seam Backspin 00:22
6 Two Seam Sinking Fastball 00:36
7 Running Fastball - Two or Four Seam 00:28
8 Cutting Fastball - Elevated, In and Away from Arm Side 00:36
9 Split Finger Fastball 00:36
10 Minus and Plus Fastball 03:15
11 The Effect of Location on Velocity 03:36
12 How to Hold the Ball 03:10
Chapter 3: Fastball Examples
13 90% Fastball - 80% Fastball Change 00:32
14 Running 4 Seam - Put Away 98% Fastball 00:31
15 Sinking 90% Fastball 00:21
16 Two Plane 80% Change Ups 00:46
17 Location Hierarchy for Developing the Fastball 04:39
18 Boxed Fastballs 02:23
19 Uncomfortable at Bats 00:44
20 Pitch In to Win 01:01
21 Fastball In-Out Blend 00:50
Chapter 4: Fastball Strategy
22 Pitch to Contact 02:43
23 Get FB Hitters Out with FB's Inside Swing Zone & Outside Solid Contact Zone 00:37
24 Lead Hitters Away from their Strengths 00:42
25 Get Two Strikes in a Hurry 01:13
26 Conserving Pitches After High Pitch Count Innings 00:55
27 Going In, Miss In. Going Away, Miss Down. 00:53
28 Pitch In for Strikes with Hand High or Above or with Sinking Fastballs 00:38
29 Getting Jammed is the Ultimate Insult 00:58
30 Pitch In off the Plate 01:22
31 Expand the Zone Vertically 00:55
32 Pitch Fast 01:32
33 Pitching is a Two Step 00:50
34 Fastball and a Minimum of One Other Pitch 01:45
35 Pitching is Not a Game of Perfect 00:28
Chapter 5: FB Strategy Examples
36 Pujol's FB Hot Zones 00:51
37 Major League Average on Fastballs 00:52
38 Top 5 Fastball Hitters in Baseball 00:58
39 Pujols at Bat 01:27
40 Cutter LHP vs RHH 00:23
41 Cutter (Gyroball) RHP vs LHH 00:23
42 Mariano Rivera's Cutter 00:47
43 Fastball Change Overlay 00:32
44 Deception - Fastball Middle & Change In 00:56
45 Lincecum F-CH & F-C Ball Flight 01:14
46 Downer Breaking Ball - Two Seam Fastball Separation 00:55
Chapter 6: Pitching Combinations
47 Pitching Combinations 00:28
48 Tilt Reverse 01:02
49 Double 01:45
50 Eye Switch Double 00:34
51 Wrap Double 00:33
Chapter 7: FB Combination Examples
52 Tilt Example 00:28
53 Reverse Example 00:26
54 LHP vs RHH Double In 00:18
55 RHP vs LHH Double Away 00:27
56 RHP vs LHH Double In 00:20
57 RHP vs RHH Double In 00:22
58 High Low - Eye Switch Double 00:21
Chapter 8: Situational Fastball Usage
59 Situational Fastball Usage 02:25
60 Pitch Around Situations 00:54
61 Sacrifice Bunt 01:05
62 Hard In or Expand Away & Play Away 00:32
63 Highest % Strike Pitch to Highest % Location on 1-1, 2-0, 2-1 01:20
64 Developing Fastball Commands 02:27
65 Quality Pitch Percent Chart 00:34
66 Working on Pitching In 02:33
Chapter 9: Basic Pitching Plan
67 Basic Pitching Plan 00:44
68 Treat the 0-0 Pitch Like a 3-2 Pitch 00:42
69 Throw the 1st or 2nd Pitch for a Strike 00:55
70 Two of 1st 3 Pitches for Strikes 00:21
71 Pay Close Attention to the 1-1, 2-0, 2-1 Pitch 00:31
72 Treat the 2-2 Pitch Like a 3-2 Pitch 00:44
73 Create Uncomfortable At Bats 00:18
74 More on 0-0 Strikes 02:21
75 Inside Edge Database 01:03
76 Thanks for Watching 01:49

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

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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