Tips for ambidextrous pitchers playing fall baseball
Work on a new pitch
A good strategy for an ambidextrous pitcher is to work on developing a new pitch during the fall. For high school pitchers – a change-up will compliment a good fastball. Use the change-up grip during warmup and the pull down phase of long toss.
Work on developing the weaker side
Most switch pitchers are natural right-handers who throw slower left-handed. Fall is a good time to work on building velocity from the left side. For natural left-handers, work on developing the right side.
Do you want to increase your velocity? Throw hard daily.
Good left-handed pitchers are always in demand.
Do extra bullpen sessions left-handed to work on location and finishing the pitch.
Pitchers Fielding Practice
Fall is a good time to work on fielding from both sides. Make sure to field the position off the mound --covering bunts and ground balls. Try playing different positions to get experience fielding in games.
Pitching in Games
Try pitching left-handed in games facing both right- and left-handed batters. This will give you needed experience pitching left-handed.
Or start out pitching one inning lefty, and then pitch the next inning righty.
I don't recommend switching throwing arms between batters since it's hard to keep a good rhythm.
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