It also depends on the pitch. if you hit a FB right through the core it will have topspin since it still has the original spin. to reverse it you slightly need to hit below center to reverse the spin. for a CB it is the other way round. also through the center is compared to the swing direction which means usully dead on will be slightly below the center of the ball (most hitters swing with an uppercut).
Originally Posted by songtitle
Also backspin does add several feet of ball flight but it also decreases exit velocity. I'm not sure which is more important. given the same exit speed of course a backspin flies farther than a knuckle but you have to get the same exit speed.
Last edited by dominik; 05-01-2012 at 05:13 AM.
I think walks are overrated unless you can run. If you get a walk and put the pitcher in a stretch, that helps, but the guy who walks and can’t run, most of the time he’s clogging up the bases for somebody who can run. – Dusty Baker.