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What pitch locations for certain pitches are bad?

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This is kind of a difficult question, but I am wondering...

What pitch locations for certain pitches are bad?

For example, (not saying that this is true, just making it up) saying a changeup is bad to pitch high on the strike zone.

I want to know this so I do not make these mistakes when I am pitching...

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I throw these in these spots:

Fast balls - Down and in

Curveballs - Away (try to keep low)

Changeup - Away

Slider - Not backdoor [most of the time]

Sinker - Down

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Fastballs down and in will hurt you at times. Try the FB low and away, get some grounders while doing that

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I never really have a lot of trouble with the backdoor slider. I even get a lot of strikeouts against righties with backdoor sliders from lefties.

It's the frontdoor slider that almost always spells trouble. As well as the cutter thrown to the inner half of the plate. Those always seem to get whacked hard. You can get a lot of swinging strikes if you place a cutter/slider just out of the zone and in the inner half of the plate. But if you miss, you either hit the batter or have your pitch whacked.. so it's kind of risky to rely on that.

Sinkers anywhere except the lower end of the strike zone almost always seem to get ripped. same for splitters.

Sometimes I set up the hitter by throwing a fastball in and out of the zone. And then throw a slider away breaking out of the zone to get 'em to chase.

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My thesis is if you change speeds, then on the changeup away, they will swing early, and on the fast ball in, they will swing late :D

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I have luck with fastballs up and in for strikeout pitches.

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For me,

fastballs low and away

curveball low away

slider backdoor usually if u r righty and pitching to lefty, vice versa.

sinker best down and in

changeup away and low

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