Gorski had a tremendous year. A 7th round pick in 2009 out of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, he struggled with Savannah in 2010, posting a 4.58 ERA with 125 hits allowed in 114 innings pitched. His K/BB ratio rose from 2.5 (109 K/43 BB) last year to 4.8 (140 K /29 BB) this year. I was told that his velocity was up and his command improved over 2010. That's good stuff.On last night's SNY broadcast, Gorski explained his success this year to Chris Carlin:
On why he had success this year:Consistency. Staying consistent with my mechanics ... that translated into a little bit of success this year.
When Things are going right for him:I'm getting strike one. When you can work ahead and mix in your off-speed pitches, I throw a slider and a change-up... When you can mix those in and work ahead in the count, it makes it a lot easier to get guys out.
We're going to have video up here in the next week with a more detailed explanation of the precise mechanical adjustment he made that he thought made the big difference for him.