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Noun1.change-up - a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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Aaron attributes his big improvement in 1955 to two things--experience and his newly-found ability to hit a change-up.
Every good baseball pitcher has a breaking ball, a change-up, and some heat.
After the fastballs, the pitcher repeats a sequence of his change-up and other pitches.
Too many were finding the middle of the plate, and she didn't have the confidence in her secondary pitches - a dropball, curveball and change-up - to keep hitters from teeing off.
Pitchers who have learned the fastball will move onto the next couple of (Bracket) drills, starting with the change-up. This will require the second shortest Bracket (Photo 2) to be place to the left or right side of the home plate.
Change the workout tempo and/or "time under load": Another extremely effective change-up technique is to quicken the workout pace by allowing less time between sets and exercises.
"The first pitch I got was a change-up, and all game long (Howell) was throwing change-ups and we were all hitting them into the ground and getting crappy pitches," Nieto said.
Mixed with a late breaking slider and/or a circle change-up, which may also break down (and incidentally also break out of the strike zone), it gives you a devastating style of pitching.
"I got a little tired and started to leave my change-up up," said Leake, the reigning Pac-10 pitcher of the year whose ERA rose to a conference-best 1.63.
Off-speed nature of pitch enables it to be used as a change-up.
The diagrams show the seven change-up routes we added to our waggle attack, which we identify by simple "tag" words at the end of the play calls.
We believe you can do it by teaching him a good change-up. At Pine Forest High School, we start teaching our pitchers how to throw the change-up the very first time they throw in practice.