Pitching & Throwing / Throwing the Split Finger Fastball
by Jase Wrigley
Jase was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 18th round of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jase spent six years in the Rockies organization as a pitcher.
Coach Jase Wrigley shares one of the tougher pitches to learn in this video tip, the Split Finger Fastball. The split finger fastball or splitter as it is often referred to is difficult for hitters to pick up and create swing and misses or ground balls. The split finger takes time to master and is not for the young pitcher just starting out, the more advanced pitcher who has the arm speed and hand size to grip the pitch is who will benefit from the Splitter.