Kodi Medeiros: LHP A Brewers- 2014 Ist round pick

 

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

I feel though I've always thrown from a low 3/4 arm slot.  From when I first started playing at 10 years old I always had my low 3/4 arm slot.

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

When I keep my hand through the ball and I'm at my best my ball usually has run and sink to it.

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

I can't answer number 3. Because I've always thrown from this slot.

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

 If you want to drop your arm angle you need to make sure your arm and body feels good and you're comfortable doing it. You will need to be able to throw with good mechanics and be able to command your pitches.

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

 From the slot that I throw from the biggest thing I have to fight is just staying through the ball with my pitches.  My tendency is to get on the side of the ball at times.  When I keep my hands through the baseball when I release it I have better command and movement.

6. What pitches do you throw?

I throw both 4 seam and 2 seam fastballs.  Usually I'll sit 90-93mph or 92-93mph depending on the day.  I have topped out at 97mph with my fastball.  I throw a changeup at 83-88mph.  And I throw a Slider at 78-82mph.

7. How do you pitch to lefties/righties?

 I like to throw away to righties when starting them of and then either finish with a Slider in on them or fastball inside. Or a Changeup away.  For lefties I usually throw outside to them and try to finish them with a Slider.  At times I like to run fastballs in on lefties when I feel it's needed.  

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

 My arm feels very loose and like a whip.