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LHP Kyle Huckaby Working on New Pitches

Huckaby is adding a changeup and a cutter to his repertoire

LHP Kyle Huckaby Working on New Pitches

April 19, 2020

Photos courtesy of Eastern Michigan University

Photos courtesy of Eastern Michigan University


Left-handed pitcher Kyle Huckaby is working hard on new pitches for more options on the mound in 2020.

Currently using a two pitch mix of a 4-seam fastball and a big slurve, Huckaby has added to his repertoire this off-season.

“Going into year two I’m working on a changeup and a cutter,” explained Huckaby. “I’m planning on deploying them against righties, and they’re coming along very well.”

His additional pitches will not only help Huckaby have more options against opposing hitters – but will hopefully help him get better results in 2020.

Walking 13 batters in 25 2/3 innings split between Bluefield and Vancouver in 2019; is an area Huckaby will want to improve on this season.

“I just want to be consistent and reliable for whatever manager I play for in 2020,” said Huckaby.

And that consistency began in spring training before everything shutdown.

The shutdown ended Huckaby’s first spring training early,  but the prospect still feels the experience was a good one.

“I was getting ready to face hitters before the shutdown,” stated Huckaby. “Everything felt very good and I hope we get back to it as soon as possible.”

Be on the lookout for Kyle Huckaby when the 2020 season gets started, as the lefty looks for consistency on the mound, and with his new pitches.