Alberto Leyva: RHP Mexican League AAA


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

I started pitching from the side at age 16 the next year the tigers signed me and that's how my baseball career starts.


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

  many, especially towards right-handed hitters, simply because of the angle of throwing is annoying for them the ball is always in motion.

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

 no, because it is a weapon that not many have also shot over the arm but on the one hand I cheat more that is something that I have a little advantage over the hitters

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

Could be a very good option, to be more above the batter


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

always stay closed where you're headed down to throw

6. What pitches do you throw?

Sinker 84-87
Slider 72-75
Changueup 78-80

Over the top 
Fastball 87-90
Slurve 77-80
Cutter 81- 84
Changueup 82-83

  7. How do you pitch to lefties/righties?

To the right sinkers sliders from below, sometimes from above too.
for left-handers over the top because it is easier for them to beat me from below, I rarely shoot sinkers out from under.


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

strike out with sliders, and that if you throw many sinkers of fast strikes you leave your entrance with balls to the frame that I like