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Hultzen: How, why & when to throw a curve

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Feb. 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm with 3 Comments »
February 16, 2012 1:53 pm

We’re running a feature tomorrow on Seattle Mariners left-hander Dan Hultzen, a first-round draft pick in 2011 and a major league hopeful in 2012.

Now 22, Hultzen ptches to contact, not to avoid it.

“From the first pitch on, I’m thinking ‘hit it,’ because the quicker you get outs, the fewer pitches it takes, the longer you stay in games,” Hultzen said.

“That’s the kind of pitcher I am. I don’t have knee-buckling stuff, I don’t throw pitches that make people go ‘whoa!’ but I can make hitters hit my pitch.”

Hultzen continues our series of video on pitches by pitchers: Chance Ruffin on the slider, Steve Delabar on the split-fingered fastball, now Hultzen on the curve.

As we move forward, what else would you like to see in vidoe - keeping in mind major league rules allow only about 90 seconds of content. No long interviews allowed. Still, open to your suggestions.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. I’d love hear from Felix about his changeup! Good stuff!

  2. SandlotSam says:

    Great to see Hultzen, really looking forward to seeing him make his Mariners debut, whenever that will take place.

    As for video content, instructional stuff like you’ve had so far is always great. Personality stuff would also mix in nicely – their funniest on-field baseball story, or the best performance they ever saw, etc. Watching infielders work on double-plays is cool.

  3. footballscaa says:

    Hope he opens with the big club, or at least in Tacoma where I can see him.

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