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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ask BA: How Tough Is The Classification Jump? | BaseballAmerica.com

Good stuff.

Scouts have told me that they think the leap to Double-A is toughest on lefthanders who are reliant on their changeups and pitchers who have a “trick” pitch. A lefty with a good changeup will often be able to cruise through Class A lineups because they are generally incapable of recognizing a quality changeup.

But in Double-A, that usually isn’t enough. The pitcher will need to either spot his fastball well enough to get ahead in the count with it or he’ll have to have a breaking ball he can also rely on to keep hitters from getting too comfortable with his changeup.

The same is true for a pitcher reliant on a palmball, screwball or some other unusual pitch.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 30, 2017 at 02:13 PM | 9 comment(s)
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