Video:Quick Tips: Proper Grip for Throwing a 2-Seam Fastballwith Kris Totten
There's a proper grip for throwing a 2-seam fastball that you should achieve. Watch this About.com video to see instructions for doing it.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tips: Proper Grip for Throwing a 2-Seam Fastball
Kris Totten here from Akadema Sporting Goods, for About.com. I'm going to show you a few quick tips on how to throw a two-seam fast ball.
What a 2-Seam Fastball?
The two-seam fastball is based off your four-seam fastball, it's going to be a little slower. It's going to be about 1 - 2 miles an hour slower than your four-seam fast ball, but you want to deceive that hitter.
Tips for Pitching a 2-Seam Fastball
When you are throwing that two-seam fastball, your index and your middle finger are on the two seams. That is going to help you generate the movement that you are looking for. Now, we've got our two-seam grip ready, we are ready to make that pitch toward the catcher. Square your shoulders up to your target, get your balance, stride to your target, arm up, extend out toward your target.
More Tips for Pitching a 2-Seam Fastball
When throwing a two-seam fastball, make sure you are getting to a proper balance point to allow that arm to get up so you can throw on a downward plane toward your target.
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