Hello I’m John Riedling and today I’m going
to show you how to throw a cut fast ball. There are actually a couple ways of throwing
a cut fast ball. The first way is holding it with the four seam grip but actually putting
all your pressure on your middle finger. Now when you hold the four seam grip you want
to hold it a little bit on the side of the ball and you want to put all your pressure
on your middle finger and that will make that ball cut. Secondly is how you throw it is
you can preset with your wrist. Now I have a four seam grip and all I do is I preset
my wrist and when I come and throw it is just like that and when I finish in follow through
the ball will cut. The key thing in throwing a cut fast ball is your delivery, your finishing.
You want to make sure that you finish fully extended either presetting your wrist or with
your middle finger grip putting all the pressure there and really letting it out front and
just think of a fast ball, don’t change anything. Now I’m going to demonstrate how to throw
a cut fast ball. I’m John Riedling and that’s how you throw
a cut fast ball.