Wander Perez: DR LHP AAA Phillies

 

 

 

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

  I started dropping down all the time since 2006. Before that would just mess around a little bit in bullpens. 

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

The big adavantage I have is that every pitch I throw moves! 

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

When I throw over the top I was good but thank god I decided to drop down. It got my to where I am today. I think the timing of me deciding to drop down was right. 

 

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

I would say that it can be a huge advantage because of the movement you can get. Hitters won't be comfortable facing you. 

 

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

Important thing is to have no discomfort in your arm. If you have no discomfort you can continue throwing from there. For some it feels more natural than others, stick with it. 

6. What pitches do you throw?

Fastball, Slider

 7. How do you pitch to lefties/righties?

N/A

 

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

  You are in control of your own destiny!