Intimidation

Though, none of you throw 100mph, don’t forget that a lot of hitters are afraid to get hit. In order to pitch well you have to exploit there fear to keep them from getting comfortable.  We won’t go as far as Johnson does in the video, but chin music will be a valuable piece of our repertoire.In case you are unaware, chin music is when you throw the ball up and in near the batters chin. The ball will scare him, change his perception of the zone, and knock him off the plate. It isn’t dirty, its just a way of establishing the plate for the hitter.

Just to be clear, we NEVER throw at a batter’s head, but we will throw near it.

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