Importance of the Change-up

Importance of the Change-up

Young pitchers, you must develop your change-up even if it means taking a few lumps along the way. It’s a ‘feel pitch’ and the only way to gain a true feel for it is to mix it in during game situations. It will pay dividends in the long run. **Nick Martinez (Rangers) pictured below. He gave up a bomb to Carlos Correa on 9/27/17. He hung a change’ and Carlos barreled it up extremely well. Nonetheless, Martinez had to continue throwing his change-up. ⚾️ Parents of young players, please commit to finding a quality hitting or pitching instructor, and if it’s in your budget, secure ‘private’ lessons for your young player. They need professional caliber instruction in addition to their regular team activities. I’m stressing the word ‘private’. Players thrive when they receive the lion’s share of the attention and your better instructors will tailor the program to fit your child’s needs. It’s time…
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