How the Changeup Has Changed the Game of Baseball

“Velocity and power remain the game’s most prized attributes, but in a league where most guys can throw the ball hard or slug the ball far, the changeup keeps them honest,” writes Sports Illustrated’s Joe Lemire. 

“Indeed, many of the game’s best pitchers are among the heaviest practitioners of the changeup: Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez, Stephen Strasburg, David Price, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, Jarrod Parker, James Shields, Chris Sale, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Mike Minor, CC Sabathia, Zack Greinke, Matt Harvey, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Kris Medlen and Chris Tillman all throw the pitch more than the league-wide average of about 10 percent.”

Read Joe Lemire’s Sports Illustrated story.

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