Matty H asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

pitching grip on slowest change up?

whats the slowest change up and what is the grip?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A straight change is thrown with three fingers gripping the seam and the ball closer to the palm. It breaks down like a splitter.

    A circle change is thrown with the thumb and index finger in a circle. It breaks like a screwball.

    As for the speed, its probably a matter of how hard its thrown. After all, the purpose of a changeup is to fool a batter that is expecting a fastball. The idea is it is thrown slower than a fastball, causing the batter to swing early.

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