# Is 70 mph a good pitch?

## Is 70 mph a good pitch?

On the average, a typical Varsity high school fastball is between 75-85 mph, although many good Varsity pitchers will be seeing the upper 80s and low 90 range. A good changeup for a high school pitcher is a -10 to -15 mph drop, so anywhere from 60-75 mph is common.

## Is 70 mph fast for baseball?

The average fastball is between 50-60 mph for a pitcher in the Majors division of Little League (11-13 yo). Pitchers in the Little League World Series throw fastballs 60-70+ mph. Only a few pitchers touched 70+ mph in 2015 and 2016. One man-child hit 81 mph on the radar.

How fast should a 17 year old pitch?

Pitching velocity by age in the U.S.

15 70 MPH 75 MPH
16 76 MPH 80 MPH
17 80 MPH 85 MPH
18 83 MPH 88-90 MPH

How much time do you have to react to a 70 mph fastball?

On average, a baseball is released approximately 55 feet from home plate, resulting in a reaction time of . 44 seconds for the hitter. By comparison, a 70 mph softball, released from an average distance of 37 feet from the plate, will result in 0.35 seconds of reaction time for the batter.

### How hard should I throw at 15?

Generally, 14 year old average cruising speed would be about 65 mph. Average freshman pitcher (14 to 15 year old) cruising speed would be about 70 mph. Average cruising speed for a good high school pitching prospect at 14 to 15 years old would be about 75 mph.

### How fast is 60 mph from 46 feet?

Notes

46 feet (11-12) to 54 ft (13-14)
Real Speed Equivalent “Speed”
58 68
59 69
60 70

How hard is it to hit a 95 mph fastball?

A 95-mph fastball is traveling about 139 feet-per-second. That means it takes about 0.425 seconds to reach the plate. That’s less than half a second for hand-eye coordination to do its thing and make a connection.

Is 82 mph good for a 15 year old?

Cruising at 80 mph as a freshman would be a potential star. In our area, average cruising speed for a 15 year old (which would normally be a freshman) is somewhere between 65-69 mph. At 70+ mph would be good. At 75+ mph would be very good (and probably a ticket to the sophomore or JV team.

## What’s the average speed of a 60 mph fastball?

It takes a 60 mph fastball 0.42 seconds to travel 37 feet. To find the equivalent baseball pitch speed, we need to find how fast a ball should be going to cover a baseball pitching distance in 0.42 seconds. A quick Google search indicates that the average baseball pitch stride is between 80% and 90% of a pitcher’s height.

## How tall do you have to be to throw a 90 mph fastball?

A 1.5 power to weight ratio would be an accurate requirement for a pitcher to have the power to produce a 90+ mph fastball. I have seen pitchers with at least a 28 inch vertical who can do the same. I have never seen a pitcher with a vertical jump under 25 inches who can throw 90 mph. Another affective measurement of power is the power clean.

Who was the first baseball player to throw a 100 mph fastball?

Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946), has never been recorded throwing a baseball at 100 mph or more. He lived and played in a time when instruments for measuring a baseball’s speed didn’t exist. His statistics indicate that his pitches very likely reached those speeds.

How fast does a 13 year old throw a fastball?

Big right-hander Isaiah Head from Kentucky threw 70-73 mph fastballs. His record was 3-0, 12 IP, 2 ER, 23 K during Regionals and LLWS. He struck out 9 batters in 3 innings using 87 pitches against the Tennessee team. A few adult-size 13-year-olds can top out at 75+ mph! Little League World Series pitcher Mo’ne Davis threw a 70 mph fastball.