Here's a Thought: MLB's 10 Most Effective Changeups

Nathaniel StoltzSenior Analyst IAugust 5, 2009

Here's a Thought: MLB's 10 Most Effective Changeups

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    ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  National League All-Star Francisco Rodriguez of the New York Mets pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

#10: Ryan Madson

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    DENVER - APRIL 12:  Relief pitcher Ryan Madson #46 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 12, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Madson earned the win as the Phillies defeated the Rockies 7-5.  (Photo by Doug Pen

#9: Zach Duke

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    DENVER - JULY 20:  Starting pitcher Zach Duke #57 of the Pittsburgh Pirates delviers against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 20, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Duke collected the loss as the Rockies defeated the Pirates 11-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensin

#8: Javier Vazquez

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    ATLANTA - JUNE 27:  Starting pitcher Javier Vazquez #33 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Boston Red Sox at Turner Field on June 27, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

#7: Garrett Olson

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 31:  Garrett Olson #49 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 31, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

#6: Esmerling Vasquez

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    PHOENIX - MAY 08:  Relief pitcher Esmerling Vasquez #32 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Washington Nationals during the game at Chase Field on May 8, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Nationals defeated the Diamondbacks 5-4.  (Photo by Christ

#5: J.P. Howell

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    ST PETERSBURG, FL - OCTOBER 22:  J.P. Howell #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during game one of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 22, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

#4: Francisco Rodriguez

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    ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 14:  National League All-Star Francisco Rodriguez of the New York Mets pitches during the 2009 MLB All-Star Game at Busch Stadium on July 14, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

#3: Brandon League

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    TORONTO - APRIL 6:  Brandon League #22 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers the pitch during the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at the Rogers Centre on April 6, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by: Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

#2: Danny Ray Herrera

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    SARASOTA, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Daniel Ray Herrera #52 of the Cincinnati Reds poses for a photo during Spring Training Photo day on February 18, 2009 at the Cincinnati Reds training facility in Sarasota, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

#1: Tim Lincecum

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 23:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on June 23, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)