Palm ball vs circle change up


#1

I’ve thrown both these pitches and I like the palm ball better.
Everyone says that the circle change up is easier to learn which it is but it doesnt do much…it drops slightly.With a little extra effort my palm ball drops alot and is slower than my fastball so it can get hitters off balance while dropping ever so nicley

so i guess you all know my vote i would just like to see what you guys think and why you think one change up is better than the other.


#2

im suprised someone actually voted for the palm bal , sweet!


#3

damn you circle change up nazi’s


#4

i’m going to say this, a circle change up is a feel pitch, you either have it or you dont, a palm ball works for anyone in my opinion, its harder to locate i think though, go with what you feel is comfortable


#5

I’ve tried both. It’s terribly hard for me to locate a palm ball. Now, the circle change was a completely different story. I also think it’s not supposed to move a whole lot. That’s why you have a curveball, or slider, or whatever. A changeup is supposed to mimic your fastball as closely as possible to get the hitters way out front and off balance, and then just a drop to keep the barrel off the ball. Thats my goal every time I throw a changeup. Make them hit weak groundballs/pop ups, or swing and miss.


#6

This can apply to any pitch grip, as a palmball is a changeup. It really depends upon which one feels best with each individual. Neither pitch has a true advantage over the other, because both of them are used to accomplish the same thing: get the hitter out in front and disrupt their timing


#7

I discovered how to successfully get the circle-change low today. I altered my grip a bit, got my fingers over the ball (moved higher on the seams) and it was back to its usual form. Low and in is an unhittable pitch with this change.


#8

The spin on a palm ball is quite readable. The spin on the circle change is similar to the fastball. The palm ball is more of a breaking pitch than a true change.


#9

hah! i knew my palm ball was a breaker!