The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

The Mental Adjustment that Led to Cody Dickson’s Dominant 2014 Second Half

Trusting his stuff and not trying to do too much -- that has been the key for left-handed pitcher Cody Dickson so far in his professional baseball career.

After a slow start in Low-A West Virginia last season, Dickson saw massive improvements in the second half of the season, posting a 2.33 ERA from July through the end of the season, while also cutting down on his walks.

Often times when a pitcher sees a drastic improvement similar to the one Dickson experienced during the second half of last season, it usually materializes from a mechanical adjustment or the improvement in the player’s overall health. Contrary to the norm, His improvement happened more organically -- through repetition, experience and finally trusting his natural ability on the mound.

“From working on stuff, [I ...

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