A Simple Fix For Control Problems
I don't know about you, but when I was pitching there'd be some outings during the course of the long baseball season where I'd really struggle to hit my spots with any consistency.
If you keep missing your spots, especially on the corners of the plate, try standing on a different part of the pitcher's rubber. For instance, instead of starting your delivery from the right side of the pitching rubber, move your feet to the middle or left side of the rubber. This way, if your fastball is tailing or running out of the strike zone, you might be able to catch the corners for a strike.
Former big leaguer Orel Hershiser used to do this with great success. He said that by constantly moving his feet on the rubber, he could expand the strike zone on hitters while always keeping his mechanics the same. I like it.
What do you like to do on those days when you're missing your spots, or your fastball is running all over the place?