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Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/13): Berríos Dazzles in Buffalo

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#41 HitInAPinch

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:19 AM

 

FWIW Berrios is working on some mechanical adjustments. On the Red Wings' pregame show just now he said he's trying to ditch that wrist curl thing he does with his pitching hand behind his back at the start of his delivery.

 

Said he's been doing that his whole life, so it has been difficult to change that habit. Primary reason for the change is they think it will help his command, but they're also hoping it make it less likely he'll tip his pitches. 

Ah!There it is!Watching him last season, I couldn't figure out what was so weird about his delivery.I remember seeing a pause in Berrios' delivery.

 

Question:last season his fastball looked pretty straight/flat to my TV eyes.Is that true?Pigment of my imagination??

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#42 Steve Lein

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:18 AM

 

Ah!There it is!Watching him last season, I couldn't figure out what was so weird about his delivery.I remember seeing a pause in Berrios' delivery.

 

Question:last season his fastball looked pretty straight/flat to my TV eyes.Is that true?Pigment of my imagination??

 

The straight fastball he'll top out at 96-97MPH on. It's the 91-92MPH two-seamer that moves a ton that he couldn't control, but is also the pitch that dominates these AAA hitters.

Scouting Report: Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 45, Speed: 45. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but will sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)


#43 ashburyjohn

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:50 PM

The straight fastball he'll top out at 96-97MPH on. It's the 91-92MPH two-seamer that moves a ton that he couldn't control, but is also the pitch that dominates these AAA hitters.

Can he try three seams and split the difference? :)

 

(There's a kernel of a serious question in there, but I don't know enough of the fundamentals to ask it correctly.)

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