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Andrew Bash Benefiting from Being with the Blue Jays’

Andrew Bash Benefiting from Being with the Blue Jays’

April 24, 2023

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Right-handed pitcher Andrew Bash has become a reliable bullpen arm since joining the organization in 2021. Bash, who began his career in the Los Angeles Angels’ system credits the Toronto Blue Jays’ for helping him get to where he’s at today.

“I would say the amount of help I received from week one of getting here,” Bash said of the Blue Jays. “As soon as I got here – I got a lot of help with pitching mechanics, how my body was moving on the mound, and a bunch of other things that has really helped my development as a pitcher.”

Bash has pitched from Low-A to Triple-A since joining the organization.

Currently with Double-A New Hampshire, Bash has pitched 5 1/3 innings this year racking up 8 K’s and holding opposing hitters to a .227 average.

The righty talks about what he has noticed from the Double-A hitters, “I’d say there are times when teams are really aggressive, and there are times when teams are a little more passive and waiting for certain pitches,” explained Bash. “Kind of like this weekend when we were at Somerset. Those guys are ready to swing the bat as soon as they get in the box. You have to be ready to go from pitch number one. I would say that is a big difference with being here instead of Triple-A. In Triple-A they’re sitting on a certain pitch in a certain spot.”

Using a five-pitch mix of a 4-seam fastball, a sinking fastball, a cutter, a slider, and a changeup; Bash talks about how he works off his fastball.

“I like to speed a guy up and slow him back down,” stated Bash.

Be sure to follow Andrew Bash’s progress this season, and for years to come.