There is no doubt that strikeouts are on the rise in the MLB. There are so many great pitchers right now its incredible.
Although strikeouts are wonderful, they shouldn’t be your focus!
I see many pitchers trying to strike everybody out, especially in youth baseball.
Is that the best strategy to have as a pitcher?
No doubt strikeouts are great. There is no better feeling to a pitcher than striking someone out. But if that is always your strategy, you’re going to fail.
You may have heard that playing baseball is like a physical game of chess. Some batters you want to challenge, others you want to get to ground out or pop out depending on the situation. [Read more...]