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Step by Step: How to Throw Four Kinds of Fastballs

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Cut Fastball or "Cutter"
Step by Step: How to Throw Four Kinds of Fastballs

Cut fastball grip

The cut fastball is thrown similar to the four-seam fastball, across the seams. It's a little more advanced pitch.

The difference: Rotate your middle and index finger and bring them together, leaving your middle finger along the seam of the closed end of U-shaped seam. Bring your thumb slightly up the inside of the ball.

When you follow through, snap your wrist down while applying pressure with your middle finger.

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