[quote=“Jay Ayers”]I wish I had a digital camera OffSet, so I can show you how I toss mines. My changeup takes about 10-15 mph off of the fastball and it breaks right and drop about 6-12 inches (I’m a lefty). Actually, I’m developing another changeup grip. What I throw is the classic circle change. Both grips are the same. On my original changeup I hold it like a normal circle change. I also grip the ball with the joint of my ring and middle finger. I throw it like a normal fastball, but use my joints as a type of hinge. This seems to have the change up rotate a little differently than other folk’s changeup. Using the joints indirectly to spin the ball causes it to break in such a weird way, while keeping the fastball mechanics. I’m still learning more about fingr pressure, so I really can’t say how the otherone works. Try the first example instead. It’s a very fun pitch to throw and get people out with.
So here’s the list…
- Release as if it’s a fast ball. Same arm action and everything. Use your joints to create rotation (kinda like with a 4 seem fastball).
- Grip with 1st joints of middle and ring finger. Throw off both fingers simultaneously. Try experiementing with using either the middle or ring finger once you get a solid feel with the simultanious delivery.
- Meh, pronation. That should naturally occur. Don’t delve deep in it with this pitch.
- I’m looking for a digital camera to purchase soon, so stay tuned.[/quote]
I too would like to see a picture of this grip, and maybe even some videos of the difference between your fastball and your change, as it sounds absolutely nasty. I’m also a lefty and this type of changeup would be extremely useful