The Splange


#1

I don’t think I get how to hold/ throw it. Seems like a good pitch to throw but do you need big hands or fingers to throw it like u do for the splitter?


#2

Does anyone have a picture or description of this pitch.


#3

According to the St. Petersburg Times …

<< When Doug Waechter was warming up to pitch in Boston on Thursday, he didn’t have a good feel for the split-finger fastball he had debuted in his previous start.

He fidgeted with his grip until it felt comfortable and ended up somewhere between how he holds the ball for a splitter and how he holds it for a changeup, with his index finger on the side of the ball and his middle finger on a seam.

From that, the “splange” was born. >>

It sounds to me like a forkball / splitfinger fastball with a slightly altered grip.