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Interesting stuff esp since he's always had good velocity but a shitty fastball: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article64072087.html


Cosart said Jim Benedict, the Marlins’ new roving pitching coordinator, and pitching coachJuan Nieves have been working with him on a new delivery intended to create more of a downward plane on his fastball.

“I haven’t missed a lot of bats in the past with my fastball,” Cosart said. “Usually, because I’ve been up in the zone. I was a contact guy. Now with the added angle, I saw a lot more swings and misses [on Friday], bad swings, at fastballs in the zone, simply because they were down.”




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Now he’s starting over again — with a new delivery designed for him by Benedict, who had worked previously with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was credited with much of their recent pitching success.


“I’ve worked on it every day since I got here,” Cosart said. “[benedict] said that it was a big project with [Pirates ace] Gerrit Cole when he got drafted, to get the downward explosion of the fastball. It’s been kind of exciting. But I didn’t want to jump too quick until I faced hitters on another team.”


Cosart did that Friday for the first time when the Marlins faced the Nationals, striking out the first two hitters he faced before giving up the triple and walking the next batter. But he recovered to strike out the fifth batter he faced to end the inning.


“It’s reinforcing that it’s working,” he said. “I think [the three strikeouts] shows that something’s different.”



Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article64072087.html#storylink=cpy


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