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Pitching a baseball is often described as art, partly because of the beauty of the pitching motion, but more often, the art of pitching describes the ability of the pitcher to act as a crafty artist, who paints the edges of the strike zone with beautifully carved pitches. In addition, the ability to get hitters out not only involves the basics of pitching - location, speed, speed changes and movement but also the art of "setting hitters up" and "outfoxing" them.
There is so much more to getting batters out than just throwing strikes and throwing the ball by hitters, especially as pitchers progress to the higher levels of baseball. Hitters learn to adjust to pitchers, so pitchers must adjust to hitters toequally to maintain the edge they have.
Pitchers, who develop a true art of pitching, have a way of getting hitters to hit the pitches they want them to hit. This art gives them the best chance at throwing beautiful masterpieces of pitching efficiency.
Of course, the pitching skills of speed, speed changes, location, and movement are what pitchers use to set hitters up and outfox them in the ways mentioned, with location being the key most of the time. As pitchers gain experience they begin to understand a hitter's mindset more, and along with the knowledge of the strategy of baseball, they paint beautiful pitching works of art.
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.
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