Michael Fasth: Sweden National team RHP




1. Could you tell us your story on dropping down?

 I've been playing baseball since i was 9years old, now im 32, and during ofseason im also playing handball, "team handball" a sport were my speciality was shooting the ball in a sidearm motion. Two years ago me and my teammate Justin threw a bullpen and I was just playing around and dropped down with the arm... Justin during his winter time in the states teaches kids in pitching liked what he saw and told me that i should start to pitch like that.

 2. What are some of the advantages you have from your arm angle?

I get a lot more movement on my cutter, and my two seam fastball

 3. If you didn't drop down, do you think you would have had the same success?

Nah I wouldnt have made it this far, since I dont have any speed in my arm, I now can focus on getting more movement.
I wish I was taught way earlier to drop down.


4. What would you tell someone debating on changing their arm angle?

If it feels good, go for it!


5. Are there any mechanical tips that you'd give to someone throwing sidearm/submarine?

If you can throw strikes and get batters out, i dont care about the mechanics.

6. What pitches do you throw?

 I throw 90 % cutters 72mph maybe, twoseam fastball 72 and a slider/slurve

 7. How do you pitch to lefties/righties?

Righties I go with my cutter to both in and outside, and as a setup pitch throw them a two seamer in on the hands to get the outside of the plate more open

Lefties I usually go backdoor with cutters and mix in more slider/slurves... and also my running two seamer

8. What is your favorite part about pitching from down there?

 I break more bats ????