Deivis Mavarez: Former Rays Minor league RHP, Venez. Winter league ball

 

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

I was from over the top i used to throw hard up there 93 94 but no control i was very wild moré walks than inning thrown. Lást year in summmer league an american pitching coach Marty De Merrit saw me Doing bullpen but lást three pitches he said you try as a submarine and i said cool since 2008 i'm throwing as a submarine i went up quickly high a and one week in mlb spring training with The rays but they did not renovate my contract in 2012 idk why i had Good number since then i have Been playing in Venezuela and México .

 

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

my advantages i think aré pitching against righties. Use my sinker slider i throw down the middle they cant hit it very easy,  they have lots trouble with it. 

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

 i think would be out of baseball if i had not drop down there

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

i would say that this is a good style and if you can throw like this you better do it cause there aren't many of us and hitters hate us.

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

 just staying back and give some time for your arm to go through and feel the ball release on your fingers. i use to move my wrist for the sinker.

6. What pitches do you throw?

Sinker, slider 

7. How do you pitch to lefties/righties?

 rightys i  throw sinker inside breaking the bat always and slider outside to lefties. I go from over the top sometimes if they can hit the fast ball from down there to mix it up, then go slider inside to their hands

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

There aré many favorites parts cause its very special throwing with this style, people love it but my favorite is making right handed hitters looking ridiculous hahaha i love when i throw a sinker in and i go slider outside they always throw their bats a way!!