MORGANTOWN, WV - I got my first look at eighth round pick Dylan Prohoroff last week while I was in Morgantown, looking forward to seeing a hard throwing reliever with control problems. After just one pitch, I saw the source of the control problems. I also suddenly had neck pain from watching Prohoroff pitch.
Prohoroff has a pretty violent delivery, and the right-hander's neck whips forward and tucks down into his left armpit after almost every throw. Sometimes he's not even looking at the plate when he's releasing the ball, and you can see how that would be an issue when it comes to control. Here is a GIF of the delivery, on one of the better pitches where he kept his eye on the plate, getting some good downward movement and a swinging strikeout on his slider.
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