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  Changeup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The changeup is thrown with the same arm action as a fastball, but at a lower velocity due to the pitcher holding the ball in a special grip.
The changeup is analogous to the slower ball in cricket.
Tom Glavine's changeup grip is a circle change grip, but because he does not pronate his wrist, he doesn't have the screwball movement, but rather, more sink on the pitch than the straight change.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Change-up   (683 words)

 Circle changeup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In baseball, a circle changeup is a pitch thrown with a grip that includes a circle formation, hence the name.
The circle is formed by putting the index fingertip against the thumb tip, and holding the ball against the palm with the remaining three fingers.
The circle changeup is a variation of the straight changeup.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/c/ci/circle_changeup.html   (85 words)

 Changeup - WikiGadugi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
www.wikigadugi.org /wiki/Change-up   (575 words)

 Baseball Pitching Grips, Pitching Grip Pictures, How To Grip, Hold & Throw Different Pitches: Fastball, Fast ...
THE CIRCLE CHANGEUP (sometimes called an "okay changeup"; "OK changeup") and the four-seam fastball are what got me to professional baseball.
I also discuss this in my three-finger changeup article, but one great way to develop "fastball mechanics" but changeup speed is to practice throwing your changeup as you long toss (throwing beyond 90 feet).
THE PALMBALL (sometimes called a "palm ball" or "four-finger changeup") is one of two or three variations of the changeup.
www.thecompletepitcher.com /pitching_grips.htm   (2715 words)

 Keith Foulke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He used to have an effective 90 MPH fastball and what many people consider to be one of the best circle changeups in the game.
His strikeout pitch is usually a circle changeup in at the hands of the batter.
His ERA ballooned to over 5.00 and he lost his closer job to Mike Timlin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keith_Foulke   (624 words)

 GIANTS NOTEBOOK / Tavarez's Pitching Repertoire Comes Full Circle
One reason for Tavarez's success might be a circle changeup that he just added to his repertoire.
An good changeup looks like a fastball when it leaves the pitcher's hand, but it travels much slower.
Tavarez formerly used a split-finger fastball as his changeup with varying success.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/06/14/SP58136.DTL&type=printable   (414 words)

 MVP Baseball 2005 The Art of Pitching FAQ - IGN FAQs
This pitch is often used as the first pitch in an at bat, and is, for the most part, just a speed pitch.
Changeup (CHG) This is your textbook offspeed pitch.
Circle Changeup (CCH) Basically the same as a changeup, with a little more movement.
faqs.ign.com /articles/699/699471p1.html   (1354 words)

 Pitches Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The key to a good changeup is that it's supposed to look like a fastball with the big difference being a huge drop in speed, You may also find it helpful to push off the rubber differently to reduce leg speed and maybe even not push off at all.
The pitch needs to be released off the fingertips and you may need to exagerrate a target 5 or 10 feet to the left (again this would be for a right-hander and would be to the right for a lefty)..
The 5 pitches I specialize in are the 4-seam fastball, Circle Changeup, Knucklecurve, Forkball, Screwball, and Split-Finger Fastball.
jzyehoshua.8m.com /pitches.html   (3179 words)

 How to Throw Basic Pitches: Fastballs, Curve and the Circle Change by Ryan Schnier
A circle changeup is a pitch thrown with a grip that includes a circle formation, hence the name.
A circle change can also be used to provide screwball-type movement.
By placing the index and ring fingers slightly to the inside (that is, towards the thumb) of the ball and sharply pronating the forearm at release, a pitcher can make the ball move downward and armside.
www.baseballtips.com /throwingpitches.html   (1180 words)

 Houston's Nance uses a nice change of pace to spice up arsenal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Nance, who has clocked 91 mph with his fastball this season, was getting battered around last fall in intrasquad drills when UH coach Rayner Noble made him use changeups exclusively for an inning.
It's a variation of a circle changeup (where the thumb and first finger form a circle around the side of the ball, while the other three fingers grip) and he can throw it for a straight change or give it movement to go away from a righthanded hitter.
Noble said he is happy with not only the wins but the attitude that Nance shows on and off the mound.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/sports/bb/98/05/08/8uhbb-nance.2-0.html   (627 words)

 SI.com - Writers - Wise guys (cont.) - Tuesday April 25, 2006 12:53PM
What Posada saw were Mussina's index, middle and ring fingers splayed across the top of the baseball, a grip that makes it impossible for a pitcher to throw anything but an off-speed pitch.
He slid his index finger more to the side of the ball than the top of the ball -- not quite the grip for a circle changeup, in which the thumb and index finger form a circle on the side of the ball, but a modified version of it.
Not only was Mussina able to disguise the pitch, but he also was able to throw it slower and generate better downward movement on it.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2006/writers/tom_verducci/04/25/mussina.aces/1.html   (647 words)

 SportingNews.com Fantasy Source - Baseball : Scouting Report: Arizona RHP Brandon Webb
His other pitches include a backdoor slider and a circle changeup that looks like a sinker coming out of his hand.
He should use his two-seam circle changeup in tandem with his sinker more.
Despite his unusual two-way sinker, he needs these other pitches not only for combinations with the sinker but also for setting hitters up and for those occasions when his sinker is not working too well.
fantasy.sportingnews.com /baseball/articles/20030718/483598.html   (708 words)

 Connor's Pitching Tips - from Double Switched by Corey Green
There are two basic ways to pitch a change-up: "change-up," and "circle changeup." To pitch a regular change-up, put the ball all the way back in your hand, so that it is touching your palm.
To pitch a "circle change-up," make your thumb and forefinger into a circle on the baseball, and grip the ball with your three remaining fingers.
The "circle change-up" will have some drop on it because of the spin that your fingers put on the ball.
www.doubleswitched.com /pitching.html   (914 words)

 The Sporting News: MLB Draft 2001
Scouts also like his changeup and 12-to-6 curve, but equally as impressive were the 140 strikeouts and 10 walks he'd allowed in 75 innings before Tuesday's draft.
Jones throws a curveball and a changeup, but he will need to improve his off-speed pitches in the minor leagues.
The book on Karp, 21, is that he has a free, loose arm action with a fastball in the low 90s and a circle changeup with a late, sinking action with good control and a real feel for pitching.
archive.sportingnews.com /baseball/draft/analysis_nl.html   (2612 words)

 Baseball America - 2003 World Series: The Tools
Starting to trust his changeup, which has developed into his second-best pitch, an 86-88 mph pitch with above-average movement.
SCOUTING REPORT: 85-87 mph cutter is bread and butter pitch, a "70 or 80 pitch, runs under righthanded hitters hands and it's impossible to hit".
Pitches off the fastball to set up his slider and throws his changeup to keep lefties at bay.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/features/03_worldseries_tools.html   (1633 words)

 Daily Pilot: Change(up) is good   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
These days, the sophomore left-hander is anything but hesitant when it comes to pulling the trigger, especially when that means pulling the string.
Rhodes, twice a Newport-Mesa Dream Team performer in three varsity seasons with the Sea Kings, has used a devastating circle changeup to compile an 8-1 record with one save this season for the state's No. 1-ranked team.
Rhodes, who has started six games this season in 15 appearances, spanning 60 1/3 innings, could be used in relief or as a starter when the Chargers (37-9) play host to a four-team, double-elimination Super Regional, beginning today.
www.dailypilot.com /sports/story/46165p-70029c.html   (819 words)

 IM new and i got questions for the experts - All About Pitching with Dick Mills
It is like if i throw the fastball and changeup at the same point in my delivery the change up doesnt make it there it goes well short of the plate.
The only thing you need to worry about is the changeup.
What alot of people do is get their upper body/arm ahead of their lower body during the release of the ball on a changeup in an effort to slow it down or whatever.
www.pitching.com /forums/showthread.php?s=5a1b6790803d93712e54d903959ef16f&threadid=14839   (509 words)

 CNNSI.com - Inside Game - Tom Verducci - Inside Baseball - SI's Tom Verducci: A new pitch for Big Unit - Wednesday ...
The Diamondbacks' ace left-hander worked on a circle changeup throughout spring training, sometimes even throwing it on full counts or 2-and-1 counts.
While he may not yet have quite the confidence to break it out more than a few times per game, Johnson is intent on improving the pitch in order to keep himself in games longer.
Johnson figures if he can get a few quick outs on changeups early in the count, it will help keep his pitch count down and allow him to stay in games.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /inside_game/tom_verducci/news/2001/04/04/verducci_insider   (997 words)

 NAYSI: FAQ #153
I am 14, 6 ft, 130 pounds, can bring a fourseamer in the late 80's early 90's, have a curve/changeup, circle changeup, do you think I should try for some kind of knuckleball or slider, or just stick with those?
My preferred answer to young pitcher is to avoid arm problems and first learn to master a fastball with varying grips and circle change up.
Lay off the breaking balls, sliders and curve balls, until your arm and shoulder muscles are a year or two more mature.
www.naysi.com /faq/faq_153.htm   (110 words)

 Player in the Spotlight: Trevor Hoffman
The pitch that would raise him to a new level would be the changeup, which he learned from Donnie Elliot.
Hoffman didn’t throw the changeup that much: he relied mainly on his heat.
The fact that Hoffman learned how to throw the changeup with the same arm speed and look as a fastball makes it even more devastating.
www.athomeplate.com /spotlighthoffman.shtml   (556 words)

 USATODAY.com - Instructional Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Basically, with the circle changeup, make a circle with your index finger and thumb.
The changeup is thrown with the same arm speed as the fastball, except the ball is released not off the fingertips, but off the second row of knuckles.
The changeup should be about 10-15 mph slower.
www.usatoday.com /sports/bbw/2001-05-09/2001-05-09-clubhouse.htm   (1099 words)

 Best Pitches You Have in Your Arsenal - Knuckleball Pitching Community
Circle Changeup (I usually don't have control of this, so I use it as a waste pitch or something I can get the batters to chase after.)
Edit: I circle change's grip, well at least how i hold it, is held by grabbin the ball with your middle, ring and pinky fingers with your pointer and thumb connecting to make a circle on the side of the ball.
A huge looping slurve I also use as I aim the ball at the batters head to get them to duck or back away as the ball breaks down and away right into the strike zone.
www.oddball-mall.com /knucklertalk/viewthread.php?tid=1248&page=1   (1743 words)

 Netsports Community Forums - Starting pitcher
Coming from someone that has never pitched or even played organized baseball, you'll want a changeup first and then work on a breaking ball after that.
Changeup needs work though but I threw some for strikes.
If your throwing a circle change the trick is to have the ball come off your pinky if that makes sence.
forums.netsports.com /showthread.php?threadid=48696   (1175 words)

 Best Pitch? - Baseball Fever
a changeup in and of itself can't, by definition, be a good pitch...
He doesn't strike guys out as much as he did before he developed the cutter (say, in 1996 or 97, when he was just relying on the 97 mph heat)...
If Barry Zito keeps throwing curveball after curveball (and boy, is that a beautiful pitch that he's got...) sooner or later, one of them's going to hang.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?p=174065   (1399 words)

 Baseball- tigers-have-a-gem-in-verlander - AOL Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Detroit Tigers' rookie right-hander wasted little time stunning American League hitters this season with a fastball that regularly clocks above 100 mph, a biting curveball that registers 88-92 mph and a changeup that is far from dawdling at 75-83 mph.
Most of the Tuckahoe Little Leaguers saw his arm was different, too, and would weep in the batter's box and on-deck circle.
He started developing a circle changeup and curveball that are almost as eye-catching as his fastball.
sports.aol.com /mlb/story/_a/tigers-have-a-gem-in-verlander/20060626092909990001   (1359 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Besides the fastball, he throws a curveball, circle changeup and knuckle curve.
“Last year, the circle change was my out pitch,” he said.
Johnson believes he’ll see lots of action on the mound next year for Rend Lake, whether it’s as a starter or a reliever.
www.the-messenger.com /articles/stories/200305/21/00IW_sports.html   (506 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / Marlins 4, Red Sox 0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Known for his fastball, Penny is working on mixing in a changeup this spring.
On Sunday, he estimated there was a 15-mph difference between his fastball and his circle changeup.
Penny was pulled because manager Jack McKeon wanted to give work to his relievers, who are competing for four spots.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/03/28/marlins_keep_sox_scoreless_in_jupiter   (310 words)

 New York Mets : News : New York Mets News
Pelfrey throws two-seam and four-seam fastballs, and he isn't unfamiliar with the mid-90s on the radar gun.
He has developed a circle changeup and is working on a breaking pitch he says can act like a curve or a slider, depending on how he releases it.
That's another difference that exists between him and Glavine, who, until last summer, threw a fastball and a changeup.
mets.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060316&content_id=1352557&vkey=spt2006news&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym   (826 words)

 Scout.com: Q&A with Garrett Patterson
My changeup is a circle changeup that is about 72-74 MPH.
Some people think my fastball is my best pitch, but I think my changeup is my best pitch.
He just spots the ball real well and his changeup is downright nasty.
yankees.scout.com /2/500857.html?refid=3655   (1427 words)

 Baseball America - Top 10 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers
His slider and changeup both have come a long way since he made the full-time conversion to pitching, and while he’s not consistent with his secondary pitches he flashes above-average potential with both offerings.
Each of his three pitches features plus life, with his fastball boring up into the zone, his slider showing hard bite and depth at times, and his circle changeup fading and sinking.
He still needs to gain consistency and confidence with his slider and changeup.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/features/03top10s/dodgers.html   (1052 words)

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