|Quoting SW733 (Reply 10):|
The kid has darn good form, he can be a star...IF it is developed.
Yes, if developed he would be a great pitcher I am sure. Now all these coaches want kids throwing curve balls and sliders at age 10 and 11 years old in Little League! All that does is ruin a kids arm. Stick to the fast ball and the simi-fast ball.
When I was in the "Majors" for Little League at age 8-12, my buddy was pitching in the 60MPH range and I was just shy of that. No one ever asked us to pitch slower than we were. In fact, we played on different teams and made for great rivalrys. But an undeveloped pitcher at 9 years old that pitches junk can hurt you. When my buddy and I hit our Freshman year playing in JV
, he was no longer pitching and could bairly hit the 75MPH mark while I was pitching up to 85MPH. When he was 11 he started to pitch curveballs and other "shuto" as he called it haha.
Let the boy play and coach him right. Welcome to the sport of baseball were some kids suck and some kids are good. They all just wana have some fun together.