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Tyler Glasnow Has a New Changeup: “The Scott Mitchell Special”

Tyler Glasnow throwing his bullpen on Tuesday, with Scott Mitchell watching in the background. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Tyler Glasnow Has a New Changeup: “The Scott Mitchell Special”

BRADENTON, Fla. - When I talked to Tyler Glasnow during mini-camp last month, he mentioned he was throwing his changeup about 50% of the time in flat ground work, trying to improve the pitch. I was skeptical that this would help, since Glasnow has shown a history of working on the pitch, but not trusting the pitch enough to throw in games. This became a big problem last year when his curveball command was off, the fastball control was poor, and he essentially became a guy with one pitch and no control.

I was shooting photos of Glasnow's first bullpen session on Tuesday, which serves two purposes. The obvious one is to get photos for the site. I also like to go through the photos and check the mechanics and the grips. You know, because I like to party. In this session, I kept noticing th...

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