A snippet of a very informational piece...
Orioles director of pitching development Rick Peterson recently spent some time at Triple-A Norfolk where he got to work with pitcher Jake Arrieta for the first time.
Peterson was able to show Arrieta his biomechanical analysis results from earlier in the year and begin to work on some things to try and get the right-hander back on track after he went 3-9 with a 6.13 ERA in 18 Orioles starts.
"When we sat with Jake and reviewed his analysis, Jake was very inquisitive about things that he saw in his analysis and he really asked a lot of questions. Jake is very introspective," Peterson said.
"I think he realizes that his talent is way too good for the way that he pitched there. He was very interested about his analysis and some of the corrections we can make. He said, 'I don't want to just make some minor adjustments, I want to build this delivery to last.'
I also found this blurb about Matusz to be interesting...
Meanwhile, Peterson has met with left-hander Brian Matusz, but it sounds like he has been less involved with him at this point.
"We talked about some things I felt would be helpful for him. He felt really good actually about where he was delivery-wise, so we really only made a couple of really small tweaks and then it's wait and see and go out and pitch," Peterson said. "We'll observe and give some feedback on it. We really haven't done that much with Brian."