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Lucas Giolito – Changeup Breakdown

  Today we'll take a look at Lucas Giolito's Changeup and why it's been such an effective pitch for the All-Star right hander. We'll hear from Giolito himself on how he holds the pitch and what he's trying to accomplish when he throws it. I'll include some...

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Brad Keller – One Seam Fastball

Today we'll highlight Brad Keller, Pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, and his One-Seam Fastball. The reason I want to highlight a guy you've probably never heard of is because he was on MLB Network talking about this pitch, The One Seam Fastball. It's always cool to...

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Stephen Strasburg – Changeup

Today we'll take a look at Stephen Strasburg's devastating Changeup. For most of you that have been following Strasburg since his unreal MLB Debut you'll note that when he first broke into the league his Changeup wasn't even a pitch that was mentioned regularly. The...

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Aaron Nola – Curveball

It's not often that a Starting Pitcher throws his Curveball at a greater rate than he throws his Fastball but that is exactly the case looking at Aaron Nola's 2019 Season thus far. What I'm not going to do in this breakdown is decide whether that is "good" or "bad"...

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Chris Sale – Slider

No secret whatsoever that Chris Sale has one of the best Sliders of All-Time. Today I want to hear from the man himself as to how he throws it and I'll also include some of my own personal commentary on some things to look for.     If you're somebody that is...

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Zach Britton – Sinker

Today we'll take a look at arguably one of the best Sinkers in the MLB from Zach Britton. If you follow baseball you know that Zach Britton just a few years ago was regarded as one of the best Relief Pitchers in the game much in large part due to his...

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Jake Arrieta – Changeup

We're going to take a look at Jake Arrieta's Changeup. If you really dive into Arrieta's Pitch Statistics over the past few years you'll see he's been using his Changeup a lot more this year (2019) than he has in the past. Below you'll see a video in which he explains...

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Max Scherzer – Changeup

Today we'll discuss Max Scherzer's Changeup. We'll hear from Scherzer himself on how he throws the pitch as well as what he's "feeling" when throwing his Changeup. Be sure to turn your volume on for the videos below because they will have commentary on some things to...

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Trevor Bauer – Knuckle Curveball

  To view my Instagram Post on Bauer's Curveball Click Here   Curveball Highlights   [video width="450" height="360" mp4="https://therobbyrowshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Bauer-CB-@-Release-CF-Angle.mp4"...

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Kirby Yates Splitter

If you don’t know who Kirby Yates is I suggest you watch a 9th Inning of a San Diego Padres game. This dude has been unreal thus far. Much in large part to this ridiculously disgusting Splitter that you'll see in this blog. Today we'll take a dive into the analytics...

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Blake Treinen’s Sinker

  I think everyone who follows Baseball and the MLB can identify Blake Treinen with the guy who has an absolutely filthy Sinker. I mean some dudes are just blessed with having the ability to not only throw extremely hard but also have movement on such pitches. ...

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Adam Ottavino Slider

  In today's breakdown I want to highlight Adam Ottavino's Slider. For me personally it's fairly well-known league wide to be a major weapon in Ottavino's arsenal. I want to take a look at a couple different videos of the Pitch in action, a video of the man...

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Corbin Martin – Why I Love His 4-Seam Fastball

Instead of all the typing that maybe 2% actually read. I do a FULL 4-Seam Fastball Breakdown in this 6-Minute Video below.   4-Seam Fastball Pitch Profile - 95.7 MPH Avg - 2411 RPM Avg - 9.2 vMOV Avg - 198 Degree Spin Axis - 2564 MAX Spin Rate - 94.91 Avg...

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Luis Castillo – Dissecting That Filthy Changeup

  Not going to lie.. I've been really looking forward to this breakdown for some time now. I'll be honest I hadn't watched Luis Castillo until this Spring Training (2019) but when I finally saw his stuff.. holy smokes. First thing that jumped out to me was...

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Sonny Gray – Regaining Form Via Nasty Breaking Ball

For those of you that follow baseball or follow Sonny Gray you will know that he publicly stated his opinion on why his time with the Yankees was, statistically speaking, not a great time for him. The once very highly touted pitcher who matched Justin Verlander pitch...

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Trevor Richards Changeup Breakdown

I don't think it's a secret anymore that Miami Marlins Pitcher Trevor Richards throws one of the games best changeups. I'm going to treat this breakdown a little bit differently due to the fact we can actually just hear from the man himself. Richards did an interview...

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Marcus Stroman – Curveball

   I wanted to update this blog due to the fact Stroman replied to my Instagram Post and said this pitch is indeed a Curveball.      The biggest thing for me that sticks out is Stroman's ability to throw this pitch with intent. When it comes to the...

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Kevin Gausman Splitter

 This is going to be a fun one. Like I said in the video I personally love the Splitter. I started throwing mine when I was about 14 or 15 years old. It's funny because my dad never wanted me throwing curveballs or sliders growing up but he gave me Roger Clemens...

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Adam Wainwright Curveball Breakdown

Let’s breakdown arguable one of the nastiest pitches from one of the games best to ever do it in Adam Wainwright’s Curveball. The beauty of this post is that you don’t have to hear my interpretations we’ll just take it from the man himself! Also, side note, if you...

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Trevor Bauer Changeup Breakdown

   View the Instagram Post on Bauer's Changeup   Only appropriate I do a Pitch Breakdown on a dude that went 7 no-hit innings yesterday! Although this specific video was taken from his first outing against the Twins he has still showcased the ability to...

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Corbin Burnes Cut Fastball Breakdown

   Click here to view Instagram Post on Corbin Burnes Cut Fastball I will start by saying I’m not sure if Corbin calls this a “cutter” or just his fastball but I’m going to assume it’s his fastball due to his usage during his 2019 debut. I love breaking down...

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Jacob deGrom Slider Breakdown

    This is my full breakdown of Jacob DeGrom's slider from his Opening Day Start against the Nationals. What really impressed me was how hard and late this pitch was. I know deGrom has always had a hard slider that many would almost perceive as a Cutter but...

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