Ryan Sherriff: LHP Cardinals-Team Israel WBC


1. Could you tell us your story on dropping down?

  I needed to try something new i always a successful minor league career but i knew i needed to be different. I went to USC to workout with Tom House and met someone by the name of Joe Haumacher. Joe and i became really close and he was the one that suggested i try throwing side arm. So he handed me a towel and i did it. All of my pain in my shoulder went away my velo went up and my ball started moving crazy. Now Joe and I are pretty much best friends and i give most of my success to him. 


2. What are some of the advantages you have from your arm angle?

 The advantages i have from this arm angle is getting lefties out at a higher rate. 

3. If you didn't drop down, do you think you would have had the same success?

 If i didn't drop down i wouldn't be where i am today. I dont regret no dropping down because i wouldn't know half of the things i know now.


4. What would you tell someone debating on changing their arm angle?

Someone that wants to change their arm angle i think they have to do it for a purpose. Luckily for me its my natural slot. 

5. Are there any mechanical tips that you'd give to someone throwing sidearm/submarine?

The mechanical tips i would give is just trust your arm everyone is different we are all patterned to throw differently. What worked for me is if i was going to throw something as hard as i can how would i throw it.

6. What pitches do you throw?

I throw Sinker, Slider and a change up. My fastball velocity is anywhere from 92-94

7. How do you pitch to lefties/righties?

 Im very aggressive with my sinker odds are in my favor why not be aggressive 

8. Lastly what is your favorite part about pitching from down there?

My favorite part from throwing down there is being able to throw without pain.