Originally Posted by bigredmechanism
I have a two-part question that hopefully someone can answer for me.
What makes a lefty throwing in the low-mid 90s so much more effective than a righty throwing the same velo, and why does it seem that lefties typically don't throw as hard as righties? Obviously there are exceptions to this, but it generally seems they throw softer.
For the second question I would wager that the same percentage (very tiny) of LH and RH on the planet can throw 95+ (pick any number in the 90's). You pretty much cannot "convert to being a lefty" like batters can so the pool from which LH fireballers come from is much, much, smaller.