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The Secrets of Fastball Spin


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Logically, I can understand how one can lower spin by changing the grip. For example, when you split your fingers, there's less backspin because the ball doesn't cross your finger tips. But how does someone like Cordero or Koji increase spin? What are they doing with their grip. Also both are/were successful relievers and did not have much success as a starter. Is the sneaky fastball effect difficult to achieve over a starters pitch count? In other words, is it only effective over short durations?

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I remember a guy, back a few years ago.

I want to say the guy was Brad Pennington, had a really hot fastball, could hit 100 MPH, if my memory isn't failing me.

No "movement", once the hitters figured him out, it was simple, wait on fastball and hit it a mile.

Pitch to the plate 100 MPH.

Pitch leaving the ball and traveling 200 MPH over the wall.

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