de-acceleration of pitch
There seems to be plenty of studies and gadgets to check ball speed at the plate but I would like to see some studies and figures on the de-acceleration of the ball as it approaches the batter. I am assuming that the pitched ball achieves it's fastest speed the instant it leaves the finger tips and de-accelerates the rest of the way to the plate. Is it possible that pitchers with the same plate speed could have different de-acceleration rates, thus making it harder to hit one over the other? Could this explain the difference between hitting fastpitch softball and a baseball?
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