I get asked all the time how a pitcher can improve his control and command on the mound; it’s a difficult question to answer. Pitching mechanics correlate highly with velocity and “stuff”, but not as much with strike-throwing and command, which is largely a mental and “feel” process.
It’s a REALLY tough question to answer. It’s not just mechanics and it’s not just experience – more innings definitely helps, but there are pitchers with poor command all the way up the baseball mountain. Watch the video below to hear more about the process. Basically, though it comes down to the following:
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