KFFL.com's MLB Hot off the Wire

Access KFFL.com on Twitter! Access here!

Phillies | Justin De Fratus makes mechanical adjustment
Sat, 11 May 2013 11:06:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Justin De Fratus said he experienced a decrease in velocity during spring training because he was working on a mechanical adjustment designed to speed up his delivery to home plate with runners on base. "I got too worked up about that instead of working on it during my side sessions and then letting it filter in on its own," De Fratus said. "You practice things enough it's going to take over. When it came time for the game I should have been more focused on the hitters and getting them out. Not just getting them out either. You pitch to dominate and that's not the mentality that I had. When you're capable of throwing the ball in the mid-90s and then in spring training you're in the high 80s, that could be the result of worrying about other things as opposed to getting guys out." De Fratus was 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 13 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season before being recalled.

12/22 - Twins | Phil Hughes signs extension
12/22 - Yankees | Bronx check in on Troy Tulowitzki
12/22 - Twins | Wilfredo Ledezma signs
12/22 - Padres | SD trying for Cole Hamels
12/22 - Giants | SF has had no talks with Ryan Vogelsong
12/22 - Padres | SD likely to deal Carlos Quentin
12/21 - Padres | Justin Upton open to contract extension
12/21 - Angels | Roberto Baldoquin to participate in big league camp
12/21 - Red Sox | Boston willing to exceed luxury tax threshold
12/21 - Mariners | Willie Bloomquist rehab update
12/21 - Giants | Casey McGehee could bat cleanup
12/21 - Giants | SF looking for help in left field
12/21 - Rangers | Ben Rowen released
12/21 - Pirates | Josh Lindblom released
12/21 - Rays | Brandon Gomes cut
12/21 - MLB | James Shields looking for $110 million
12/21 - Giants | SF will not pursue Max Scherzer
12/21 - Angels | Finalizing Roberto Baldoquin deal
12/20 - Marlins | Two pitchers acquired
12/20 - MLB | Winning bidder for Jung-Ho Kang remains unknown
12/20 - Phillies | Phils interested in Asdrubal Cabrera?
12/20 - Nationals | Mark Minicozzi signed
12/20 - Japanese League | Kenta Maeda will not be posted
12/20 - MLB | Multiple teams interested in Kevin Correia
12/20 - Phillies | Phils reportedly interested in Rafael Furcal
12/20 - Rangers | Texas interested in Brandon Beachy
12/20 - Cubs | Two removed from 40-man roster
12/20 - Rays | Several changes announced to coaching staff
12/20 - Mets | NYM not involved in bidding for Jung-Ho Kang
12/20 - Padres | SD does not win bidding for Jung-Ho Kang

<< Prev page (c) KFFL.com - All Rights Reserved.