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The Pitch Revisited, Part 4

May 8, 2015

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"Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing."

-Warren Spahn
13 20-win seasons

Some facts:

83% of starting MLB pitchers threw this pitch "with some regularity" in 2014

This pitch "throws power hitters off balance and is easy to keep below the knees."

It's been the go-to pitch "for a number of great pitchers, from Trevor Hoffman to Jamie Moyer to James Shields."

And according to a National League scout:


What pitch are they talking about? The changeup.

I've written about the changeup 3 previous times, in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Now we're here for Part 4 because of this article:

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Where they talk about the most important aspect of the changeup:

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To conclude from the article:

"The beauty of the changeup is its simplicity.

It’s a beautiful thing to watch when you are aware of what a good one looks like."

I've found only 1 grip that gives the deception that's needed for a great Changeup. To learn that grip, you can subscribe to my Baseball Video Library and watch a video presentation on The Changeup.

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