Control vs Command. Control is being able to throw a strike. Command is being able to hit a spot. Do you command any of your pitches?
— AZ Baseball Ranch (@AZBaseballRanch) March 13, 2015
Control = Throw Strikes
Throw hard with control – locating the pitch in the strike zone.
Top pitchers throw >60% strikes.
Command = Hit a Spot
Work on developing command – the ability to spot a pitch in a specific location.
Missing the barrel of the bat is a good strategy. This approach will lead to weak contact or strike outs.
It's import to consistently spot your fastball if you want to be a successful pitcher.