Your first breaking pitch will mostly likely be the hardest pitch you have ever learned. The reason quite simply is because it is your first. All breaking pitches require something very specific to be done to cause the ball to break and it might take months to learn how to do it. So the question is which pitch do you learn first. I recommend that you either start with a Curve, Drop or Slow Curve.
A Curve: Is a Fast pitch that breaks away from a right handed batter, you must be pitching at least 43 mph in order for this pitch to work.
A Drop: Can be thrown fast or slow, but I recommend going with the fast one first, and it breaks down. It will not be a strike after the break.
A Slow Curve: Is a slow pitch that breaks away from a right handed batter and also drops slightly at the end. This pitch will often most likely not be a strike after the movement has occurred.
So which one to do first, I would almost always do the Slider first because it is the only pitch out of the three that can be thrown for a strike. It ends up on the outside corner after the break, and the outside corner is still in the strike zone.
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*It is important to note that if you are a beginner pitcher, you should not be trying to learn a breaking pitch, you should have the Fastball and Change Up mastered before ever beginning a breaking pitch. If you can not hit at least 3 locations on your Fastball, on command and at least throw a good outside corner Change Up, do not start learning a breaking pitch because you will more then likely mix them all up and none of them will end up working.
The Slow Curve
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