Pitching

Overview

Throwing a wiffle ball is a lot of fun, and a real challenge to control.  With practice, even someone without any baseball or wiffle experience can certainly be a force on the mound.  Expect much more in this area of our website including video evidence to support theory, and techniques to catch batters off guard and pitch a gem.

The Basics

Wiffle balls tend to travel in the direction of the solid side of the ball.  In other words, if I throw overhand with a normal release with the ‘holey’ side of the ball facing the right, the ball will cut left. If you change to a sidearm approach with the ‘holey’ side of the ball facing up at release, the ball will drop. Look for pictures/video in the near future detailing this process.

Velocity

The harder throw doesn’t necessarily mean a strikeout is easier to obtain.  Many great pitchers have relied upon keeping hitters off balance to ensure success.  Throwing a knuckleball or changeup can be just as effective as a hard slider or nasty riser.  Often times, something as simple as a fastball can catch a batter off guard enough to achieve a strikeout.  Bottom line, throwing hard doesn’t ensure success in wiffle ball.  Keeping the batter guessing, does.

Pitch Types

Fastball

Slider

Curveball

Screwball

Drop

Riser

Knuckleball

Changeup

Rising Screwball

Creativity

The beauty of wiffle ball is that there are no set pitches and no guaranteed successful pitch.  This leaves the definition of great pitching up to you.  Be creative, try things, fail, get better.

8 Replies to “Pitching”

  1. Hey if you know the drop you should know this if you dont for any pitch besides the drop riser and curve as you get the grip put your finger in the hole for a screw or slider and you get a drop screw also throw it over the top or three quaters. Also an eephus hold like a slider and lob it hopefully it will curve cause mine dose so yeah hope you try this out and make a videos about this stuff and new videos in the spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. We’ve thrown a few of each, but both of your ideas are difficult for us to grasp. No worries though, we’ll improve, and as we do, we’ll put together more videos! Thanks for checking us out!

  2. Do you necessarily need to cut the ball to get good movement and velocity on your pitches? I was considering cutting the ball, but I didn’t know if I absolutely had to to get good velocity and movement.

    1. It is without a doubt the best way to achieve consistency in your pitching. I have actually started sanding mine because it makes the ball more durable than a cut ball. If I were you, I’d buy a dozen, and do four of them cut, four sanded, and four plain. Then go to town in the bullpen and see what’s best for you.

  3. Hey I think that your fastball could be considered a 2 seam fastball just because of the movement. I throw that same pitch and it breaks in. I throw my fastball with 2 fingers on 2 holes. Holes facing you. I’d suggest trying it

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