Gerardo Reyes: RHP Padres



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

Well since I remember I been pitching from the same angle, it was not a decision is more like my style. Didn’t know I was that low till I got to pro boll and watch some of my videos.

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

Movement in all my pitches, I only have two seam for a fastball so this works my way very well.

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

I rely on my fastball to get ground-balls, most of the time this is my game. Wish I work more on my two seam back in college.

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

It is not a thing that’s gonna work from one day to another. I have seen some of my teammates try to do it at the pro level and 4 out 5 haven’t workout. Changing arm angle late on the baseball career is hard on the shoulder and elbow.


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

Just try to work more out of the lower body and torso trying not to put so much pressure on the the arm. Let the arm work as a whip.  

6. What pitches do you throw?

I work with a two seam fastball (97-100) two types of slider one at 78-80 with a big and slow movement and a 86-88 short and quick.


  7. How do you pitch to lefties/righties?

I try to work both out of the outside corner. Working with my fastball and getting ahead in the count. Most of the time im a fastball guy If i get to face them just once but if the case is different I’ll try to mixed up more with the slider.


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

Hitters are used to see a diferent delivery all game long, been a side arm pitcher gives you that advantage of changing that delivery angle and have them adjust to us. And surprise them with a good hard fastball with movement.