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Hunter Gregory Working Hard Out of the Bullpen

Hunter Gregory Working Hard Out of the Bullpen

May 6, 2024

Photo credit: Old Dominion University

Right-handed pitcher Hunter Gregory will give it all that he has on the mound every outing.

“As a pitcher, I’m going to shove this ball down your throat no matter what,” said Gregory. “I don’t care what your last name is, I don’t care what jersey you have on, I’m going out there and I’m going to execute each pitch and if I don’t have it that day – I don’t have it, but I guarantee I’ll give you all that I have.”

Pitching 17 2/3 innings so far for Double-A New Hampshire; Gregory has 21 K’s and a WHIP of 1.42.

Currently using a four-pitch mix of: a 4-seam fastball, a slider, a changeup, and a cutter; Gregory talks about how tries to work off his fastball.

“You got to watch the game a little bit, especially working out of the bullpen,” explained Gregory. “You got to watch what that guy is throwing, what that guy is not hitting, or what is that guy not taking. For me, having a pretty good vertical fastball, you got to play the eyesight’s.”

“You got to get ahead with all of your pitches, that’s the main thing,” Gregory added. “You got to get into pitcher’s counts. After you do that, just tunnel the fastball with a slider or changeup. You can’t waste pitches because you’ll get back into a hitters count, so using a fastball with the tunneling system really helps.”

Working exclusively out of the bullpen this season, Gregory is enjoying his middle inning role.

“I love it,” stated Gregory. “You get the big innings. Whether you’re up by a run or two, or down by a couple in the 5th, 6th, or 7th inning, you can really change a ballgame.”

Keep working hard, Hunter Gregory!