From SABR member David Laurila at FanGraphs on August 27, 2019:
Pitchers learn and develop different pitches, and they do so at varying stages of their lives. It might be a curveball in high school, a cutter in college, or a changeup in A-ball. Sometimes the addition or refinement is a natural progression — graduating from Pitching 101 to advanced course work — and often it’s a matter of necessity. In order to get hitters out as the quality of competition improves, a pitcher needs to optimize his repertoire.
In this installment of the series, we’ll hear from three pitchers — JT Chargois, Brad Keller, and Adam Ottavino — on how they learned and developed their sliders.
Read the full article here: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/jt-chargois-brad-keller-and-adam-ottavino-on-developing-their-sliders/
Originally published: August 27, 2019. Last Updated: August 27, 2019.