Al Morales: Former AAA RHP Mexican League




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

I threw from different angles but side arm felt as my my natural one. I stayed with it because it felt good and i could see good movement on the ball.


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

I wasn't an overpowering pitcher so the movement and mix of pitches gave me lots of outs. 

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

 Difficult to say. Because I could throw from different angles, but for sure throwing side arm helped me.

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

To evaluate if the change is really needed.
If so, go for it just prepare your arm and body physically to the change in order to avoid injuries.

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

Once you have dominate the side arm movement on the ball, play around with the grip and the finger pressure on the ball . You might discover your best pitch.

 6. What pitches did you throw?

2 seams, sinker, slider and change up. 

7. How did you pitch to lefties/righties?

I like throwing on border line corners inside, outside. I use my slider outside, throw my change up low and when needed with movement outside corner for lefties and  inside corner for righties.

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

   If i missed my location, I still had a chance to get away with it because of the movement on the ball.