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    I have heard of three different splitter grips and I am wondering which works the best and gives the most movement

    1. splitting the fingers at the two seam grip
    2. splitting the fingers at the horseshoe where it is a U
    3. splitting the fingers at the upside down horseshoe where it is an upside down U

    I am trying to develop a pitcher so I dont have to use the curve as much for an out pitch. Right now I throw a cutter/4 seam, change and curve
    4 seam/2 Seam
    Change
    Curve

  • #2
    Originally posted by leftypitcher934 View Post
    I have heard of three different splitter grips and I am wondering which works the best and gives the most movement

    1. splitting the fingers at the two seam grip
    2. splitting the fingers at the horseshoe where it is a U
    3. splitting the fingers at the upside down horseshoe where it is an upside down U

    I am trying to develop a pitcher so I dont have to use the curve as much for an out pitch. Right now I throw a cutter/4 seam, change and curve
    Then you have PLENTY of pitches. A splitter is VERY hard on the elbow. Think about it, the pitchers you mainly see throwing splitters are the "OLD" guys - not the rookies. If you want another pitch to compensate your curveball, I'd say get better at throwing the nastiest pitch in the game - the change-up.

    And you don't "have to use the curveball for an out pitch", your "out pitch" should be YOUR best pitch.
    Last edited by StraightGrain11; 05-26-2008, 10:21 PM.
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    • #3
      i grip it from #2 but ill throw a splitter rarely because of the stress it causes, i mostly pitch sinkers instead of splitters
      "It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy." Nolan Ryan

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      • #4
        how do you grip your sinker
        4 seam/2 Seam
        Change
        Curve

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        • #5
          Originally posted by leftypitcher934 View Post
          how do you grip your sinker
          Here are a bunch of grips on Steven Ellis' site. Some good visuals and info here.

          http://www.stevenellis.com/steven_el...ips/index.html
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          • #6
            Originally posted by leftypitcher934 View Post
            how do you grip your sinker
            grip the ball like a two seam, then move your middle and index finger a little closer (the fingers off the seams causes more break) and your thumb will be moved under the ball ( your fingers should be in like a 12-6 grip ) if i could find my camera id show you a picture
            "It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy." Nolan Ryan

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