Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.


n. Baseball
A pitch thrown with the arm motion of a fastball but traveling at a slower speed so as to cause the batter to swing prematurely.

[Alteration of change-of-pace.]
References in periodicals archive ?
He also had good command of his developing third pitch, the changeup.
Maryland, US-based digital agency Enradius has acquired Maryland, US-based digital marketing consultant Changeup Marketing to expand services to local businesses in the greater Washington, DC, US area, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 30, 2017-Digital Agency Enradius Expands in Washington, DC Area with Acquisition of Changeup Marketing
Needs to mix in more breaking balls and develop a changeup to improve his arsenal .
Relying on his curveball and changeup, Buchholz allowed one run and four hits in five innings as the Red Sox won, 8-4.
I can tell you this much: There was a difference between his fastball and his changeup.
The website has been funded by Greater Merseyside ChangeUp.
Capacitybuilders is responsible for managing the Government's pounds 70m ChangeUp programme which aims to help charities work more effectively.
FASTBALL OFFSPEED PERIPHERALS 60 58 57 Velocity: 70 Pitch Name: Slider Pitchability: 60 Movement: 55 Command: 55 Control: 55 Command: 55 Pitch name: changeup Description: 55 Command: 60
We have to be patient - maybe sit on his changeup and just react to his fastball.
The intent of that outing was as much to work on the changeup as it was to get the Mariners thinking about another pitch when the regular season comes around.