Types of Pitches

Changeup – CH  | is one of the slowest pitches thrown in baseball, and it is predicated on deception.

Curveball – CU  | is a breaking pitch that has more movement than just about any other pitch. It is thrown slower and with more overall break than a slider, and it is used to keep hitters off-balance.

Cutter – FC  | is a version of the fastball, designed to move slightly away from the pitcher’s arm-side as it reaches home plate.

Eephus – EP  | is known for its exceptionally low speed and ability to catch a hitter off guard.

Forkball – FO  | is known for its severe downward break as it approaches the plate.

Four-Seam Fastball – FA  | is almost always the fastest and straightest pitch a pitcher throws.

Knuckleball – KN  | eliminates almost all of the spin on the baseball, causing it to move unpredictably on its way to the plate.

Knuckle-curve –  KC  | produces the desired effect of the two pitches, a slow curveball break mixed with the unpredictable movement of the knuckleball.

Screwball –  SC  | a breaking ball designed to move in the opposite direction of just about every other breaking pitch.

Sinker  - SI  | a pitch with hard downward movement, known for inducing ground balls. 

Slider – SL  | a breaking pitch that is thrown faster and generally with less overall movement than a curveball. 

Splitter  FS  | thrown by gripping the ball with his two fingers “split” on opposite sides of the ball. When thrown with the effort of a fastball, the splitter will drop sharply as it nears home plate.

Two-Seam Fastball -FT  | is slower than a four-seam fastball, but has more movement. With a two-seam fastball, the ball moves in the same direction as whichever arm is being used to throw it.