The Turnover

by Kali Capps
(Riverside, CA)

I've always thrown the "turnover" or "rollover" drop, personally. It's just what I learned when I began pitching, so it seems to be the easiest and most effective, but it's not for everyone.
When I started giving lessons and researched the different styles for different pitchers, I found the "peel" drop and tried it out as well. I wanted to be sure I could help any pitcher who already threw this style drop and also offer different options to my pitchers just learning. What I found out was they were both effective for different types of girls. To some, the turnover is just too awkward a move to pull off unnoticed. For those girls, I taught the peel.

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Thanks for the tip
by: Dan

Hi Kali,

I have heard about a number of different ways to throw a change-up. Too your point, the one that looks the most natural with the pitcher's fastball is always ideal. You want the pitch to appear to the batter as if it is the normal fastball motion. Thank you for sharing the "turnover". If it works for the pitcher, then it is a great pitch to add.

Thanks for sharing.

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