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December 17, 2013

Hot Stove Scouting Report

Matt Garza

by Ryan Parker


Player Name: Matt Garza

Date Filed: 12/1/2013

Throws

Role

Arm Angle

Wind Up

Rubber

R

ST

High 3/4

3rd

Delivery/Mechanics

The drawbacks in his mechanics overshadow the aspects of Garza’s delivery that are positive. He generates solid momentum, has good torque and decent balance. The arm slot screams shoulder issues and high arm slot leads to all kinds of issues like farther release distances and fastball velocity decline. In the stretch he uses the mechanically inefficient slide step at all times. This slide step motion often takes several pitches to find a release point, giving hitters a window of opportunity to drive mistakes. When the pressure is on Garza ramps up the intensity of his mechanics, which ends up being a double-edged sword of increased velocity and movement with a loss of command.

Breakdown of Pitches

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