Adjustment bureau

By making a crucial change in pitch selection, these five hurlers altered their careers

Updated: May 23, 2011, 9:38 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

They say baseball is a game of adjustments. So when something isn't working, you have no choice but to mix things up. This group of five pitchers all made major changes to their pitching approach this season, and the results speak for themselves.

James Shields, Tampa Bay Rays
2010: 5.18 ERA, 1.46 WHIP
2011: 2.08 ERA, 0.96 WHIP