Early Identification of Pitch Type
Begin to watch the opposing pitchers more closely when you are not up to bat. When you’re looking for it, you may begin to pick up differences in a how the pitcher sets up for a certain pitch or differences in their motion when they throw a specific type of pitch.
Identifying at Release
Each type of pitch can have a certain “look” as they are leaving a pitcher’s hand. You may not be able to put into words exactly what it is that you are seeing as the pitch leaves the hand, but if you are able to notice any difference at all between a pitcher’s pitch types, it will certainly give you an edge in the batter’s box.