Scott Radinsky: Former LHP MLB several teams, current pitching coach Dodgers system


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

I was coming off of shoulder surgery in 87 and that was the angle I cam back with, no special reason just how it worked out, it felt like I was over the top but I was somewhere around 3/4's , I just tried to keep my elbow above my shoulder.


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

Well certainly deception to a left handed hitter and it felt like it was easier on my arm for the long haul.


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

I am not sure? I would like to think so but I don't know? From a reliever standpoint it was an advantage for sure.


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

Unless there's a reason I don't like to experiment , if you are having trouble getting outs and it is a last resort than there's nothing to lose.


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

Make sure you keep your balance over the rubber and stay back through your delivery,, try to keep your direction to the plate and not close off to much at your release.


6. What pitches did you throw?

Fastballs and sliders.


7. How did you pitch to lefties/righties?

I threw strike one, there wasn't a whole lot of trying to fool people, my approach was the same, throw strikes with 2 pitches and try to put them away as early as I could.


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

Facing lefties and watching them buckle on breaking balls that started behind them, and taking some stress off my shoulder from the angle.