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The subtle change that saved Aroldis Chapman’s season | New York Post

He stopped throwing pitches down the middle?

Jim Furtado Posted: September 22, 2017 at 03:38 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 22, 2017 at 04:40 PM (#5537048)
There is a really interesting picture in the middle of the article that causes me two questions;

1. Is the position of his thumb normal for a fastball? That's different from any grip I've seen and I grabbed a baseball that I have in my office and it felt VERY unnatural.

2. Are the two grips shown of the same type of pitch? The way the ball appears tucked in on the July photo it looks like a change up almost while the grip in September looks like a fastball. The description in the article kind of addresses this but it looks odd to me.

He's been very good lately whatever is happening.
   2. Heart of Matt Harvey Posted: September 22, 2017 at 05:11 PM (#5537060)
Pitching is so damned finicky, but the big thing is that old cliché get ahead in the count.

Easier said than done.
   3. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 23, 2017 at 08:39 AM (#5537267)
Interesting article. I wonder if Cockrell has been doing similar work on Aaron Judge, whose September numbers are actually (believe it or not) better than those he put up from April through mid-June.

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