@jonnydaman said in Is anyone else early on cutters all the time?:
@WillTheThrill_7 said in Is anyone else early on cutters all the time?:
That’s the purpose of the pitch.
A cutter comes in looking like a fastball, meaning you want to time it was a fastball, but it is in reality slower
I understand that but im saying that they speed up my bad more than a fastball at the same speed. So for whatever reason I'll consistently be early on 95 mph cutters but late on 95 mph 4 seamers/2 seamers/sinkers even if they come from the same pitcher. My issue is not with the speed of the pitch being slower causing me to be early, it's just that I swing earlier on cutters than I would on a fastball of the exact same speed.
To answer other comments, cutters outside are worse than inside for me but I'm early on both. I also know people complain about sinkers but the only pitch I find easier to hit consistently than sinkers are hanging sliders so I love facing sinkerballers
Yeah I gotcha, my bad - let me elaborate.
If you read the pitch as a fastball, you’ll think it’s farther in (righty on righty) than it really is. So you’ll be timing your swing for an inside 95mph, but in reality you’ll be getting an outside 95mph. The timing difference is very minuscule, but it’s there. This usually leads to being early and rolling over