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Diamond Tools: Best Changeups

Diamond Tools: Best Changeups

The changeup has arguably become the most important pitch in Major League Baseball, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are treating it as such. Even the relievers are asked to add a changeup to their repertoire now, and the starters are encouraged to use theirs often. We rank the D-backs' five best prospects at throwing changeups.

Jeff Pico, the pitching coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system, has been emphasizing the changeup to all of his young arms throughout the organization.  Starters in the organization are asked to throw 15-to-20% changeups, while relievers must throw at least 10%.  "It's been a focus.  The coordinators and coaches are all pushing for a good changeup," confirmed catcher Tyson...

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