Brad Ziegler: Former MLB RHP - Several teams - USA WBC


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

The A's asked me to, and I started doing it in the fall after the 2006 season. 2007 was my first year out of the pen.


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

(HOPEFULLY) uniqueness, deception, and enhanced movement on the pitches


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

I don't know. I'd have liked to try to find out...


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

Only consider it as a last resort, and make sure you learn it properly, because it can definitely cause injuries if done incorrectly.


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

Find your niche and practice it OVER AND OVER. Don't try to be someone else.


6. What pitches did you throw?

Fastball, slider, changeup


7. How did you pitch to lefties/righties?

Can't answer that one


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

Getting a double play