Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com…
Chamberlain Building Confidence
"Everything's going good," Joba Chamberlain told us from Hawaii, "and I'm learning everyday on how to become a better pitcher and things like that. Everyday I'm trying to learn something new." With an insatiable desire to be the best and extremely coachable, Chamberlain instituted some changes to his game prior to venturing overseas and they have paid immediate dividends. "Eliminating the hand movement and staying over the rubber," he said of some new things he is working on. "I'm balanced on my back side and not having to play catch-up with my arm." "Just some mechanical things, getting over the rubber and staying over the rubber," he continued. "I'm just pitching to contact, trusting my fastball and pitching off of my fastball." It's easy to trust your fastball when it's sitting in the mid-90's and topping out consistently around 97 MPH, especially when you throw them for strikes. "It feels good," Chamberlain said of his mid-to-high 90's fastball. "It's nice not being...
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