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Designing a Splitter

A splitter is one of the hardest pitches to throw consistently. It requires a player to spread his pointer and middle finger around the...

Designing a Changeup

The changeup is like a fastball in that most every pitcher can throw one. When executed properly, it can be one of the hardest pitches...

Designing a Slider

A slider is a pitch with lateral spin, some top or back spin, and sometimes gyrospin (bullet spin). This pitch has a wide range of uses,...

Designing a Curveball

A curveball is usually a pitch with the highest overall movement. It can have a wide variation of horizontal and vertical movement,...

Designing a Cut Fastball

A cut fastball or cutter is a fastball that has glove side movement that we call cut. A cutter moves in the same direction as a slider,...

Designing a 2-Seam Fastball

A 2-seam fastball has a lot of similarities to a 4-seam fastball, except we are looking for more horizontal movement than vertical...

Designing a 4-Seam Fastball

The 4-seam fastball is one of those pitches that every player learns to throw as soon as they're old enough to hold a ball. Whether its...

Pitch Design Tech

For the best quality pitch design session, having the right tech is essential. Currently, the two most useful pieces of equipment are...

Introduction to Pitch Design

My name is Matt Ventricelli, and I have been working in professional baseball for five years. Over those years, I have learned how...