In today’s always evolving game, fans constantly witness superior pitchers developing off-speed pitches used when facing hitters that stand in on their non throwing side. The cutter, forkball, sinker, changeup with arm side movement and even a two-seam fastball are all pitches that could draw question about the idea that opposite arm, opposite bat gives the hitter an advantage.
Clearly most of these pitches are very advanced and could be added to a pitcher’s arsenal during their college or professional careers. However, this idea could make the high-level switch-hitter question which side of the plate to hit from if a pitcher is known for one of these tricky pitches. Of course the common fastball and curveball/slider possessed by every high level pitcher would keep the switch-hitter batting on the opposite side of the pitchers arm to create an advantage, but the theory begs the question only when a pitcher regularly uses a trick pitch to deceive opposite side hitters.