I’ve been looking around online for pitch sequences for pitchers with a strong sinker. Just curious how you’d throw my kid. Btw, he’s finally leveraging his sinker after 2 years of his Sinker being dominant at his level.
Sinker is obviously his best pitch. 2 seam and change up are thrown accurately and move well at the plate. His cutter is developing but not a lot of game reps to have confidence in it. He also can locate his 4 seam but it has zero movement and usually doesn’t end well if he throws it late in the count or behind in the count. I’ll add that we’re talking low-mid range velo for a freshman in HS (maybe not for a LHP but definitely for RHP). Probably tops 76-77 on his 4 seam. 2-seam and cutter probably 72-74 and sinker might be about the same or slightly less.
I’d like him to just throw his sinker until someone can hit it. But that really isn’t developing his pitch arsenal as he gets older and will face better hitters. So what’s the optimal sequence for a sinker pitcher with his strengths? Let’s say 3 pitch strikeout. 2 seam or cutter inside, sinker outside, then curveball or change up outside? Expand the plate. What has proved effective for your LHPs?
disclaimer: I’m just curious. I’ve stated several times before that I’m not a baseball guy and just learning. Definitely not going to push any advice in front of my sons pitching coach’s advice.