1. Pitching in on hitters
A. Many pitchers are reluctant to pitch inside to a hitter because they might hit them, but if a pitcher can pitch inside, he’ll be much more effective.
B. Learn to concentrate on an inside target at the knee or hip area. There is a big open area at those spots. When a pitcher throws up and in, the pitcher sees elbows and arms, so there is a tendency to get the ball out over the plate too much.
C. A pitcher can not worry about hitting a batter. The batter has to watch out for himself.
D. It is more effective for a hard thrower to pitch inside than a pitcher with an average fastball.
2. General rules for pitching inside or outside:
A. When ahead in the count pitch inside, since the batter is more protective and probably will wait longer with an inside-out swing.
B. When behind in the count, pitch on the outside 1/3. The hitter will usually try to muscle up and pull the ball more.
C. On an 0-2 count to a good hitter, pitch him on the low-outside corner.
D. IF you can’t throw hard, don’t pitch inside often for strikes.
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