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RHP Josh Winckowski Performing Well with Better Pitch Mechanics

Winckowski delveloped better mechanics last season and the results are carrying over

RHP Josh Winckowski Performing Well with Better Pitch Mechanics

June 14, 2019

Photo credit: Cliff Welch/MiLB.com

Photo credit: Cliff Welch/MiLB.com

Right-handed pitcher Josh Winckowski has found consistency on the mound, thanks to better pitch mechanics.

And those better mechanics has yielded better results, as Winckowski is having a career year in Lansing. Currently maintaining a WHIP of 1.23, an 8.6 K/9 ratio, and an opponent batting average of .239 after 66 2/3 innings pitched; has been a promising start to an all-star campaign for the righty.

His better mechanics actually started last season in Vancouver, and has carried over to his time in Lansing.

“In the second half of my season in Vancouver I found mechanics that worked well for me,” stated Winckowski. “The better mechanics has carried over to this season in Lansing, so I’m being really consistent with them and making sure my bullpens are what they need to be.”

Another thing that is helping Winckowski is the command he has for his three pitches. Currently using a fastball, a changeup, and a slider in his repertoire; Winckowski describes himself as a fastball first pitcher.

“I try to be a fastball first pitcher, especially in the first four or five innings of a game,” explained Winckowski. “I really try to command the fastball and not show too many other pitches early in games.”

And when his fastball is clicking he can mix in his slider and changeup to keep hitters off-balance, “I use my fastball and changeup early in games before mixing in my slider,” Winckowski added. “All of my pitches work well off one another.”

Be sure to follow Josh Winckowski’s progress this season, and for years to come.