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Pitching Charts

Pitching Charts

Pitching charts are a great way for coaches to keep track of all the pitchers on a team. They are also good for parents who want to keep track of their kids. By keeping a pitching chart you will be able to analyze a bunch of things that you may need later. Some things that a pitching chart usually covers are pitch count, balls and strikes, location, velocity, count of each different pitch, first pitch strikes, hits, walks, and strike outs. It may sound like alot and too much to keep track of but it really isn't.

You can find some pitching charts like this on the internet somewhere. These charts actually have it where you write in the other teams line up going down the left side of the chart. Then to the right of each name is a box for each at bat during the game. Under each individual at bat box there will be 3 rows of about 7 small boxes. The rows of small boxes are labeled balls, strikes, velocity.

The velocity box will always be filled out if you have a radar gun. For each pitch you fill in the boxes respectively. If the pitcher throws a first pitch fastball at 88mph for a strike you would put 88mph for velocity. Then you would put a number 1 in the first strike box. A dot in the box can mark the location of the pitch. If the batter swung at the pitch you would circle the number one. So let's say the next pitch is a curveball at 75mph for a ball. You would skip the first ball box because the first pitch was a strike. In the second ball box you would put a 2 with a dot in the bottom of the box or wherever the ball was thrown in the zone. I