Blue Jays Starter Makes Mechanical Adjustments Following Disappointing 2022 Season

It was a brutal season for him.

In an effort to bounce back from a disappointing 2022 season, Toronto Blue Jays starter José Berríos has spent the winter making significant mechanical adjustments to his delivery.

The right-handed pitcher has focused on keeping an even eye level with home plate and maintaining alignment between his head and spine, instead of tilting his head to one side during his delivery.

Additionally, Berríos is now positioning himself in the center of the rubber and generating more power from his back leg while keeping a steady front side, all in an attempt to improve the consistency of his release point. The twenty-eight-year-old finished the season with a dismal 5.23 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 149 strikeouts across 172 innings and 32 starts, a significant drop in production from his 3.52 ERA he posted in 2021.

Let's hope the changes produce a positive effect on Berrios' numbers this season as he looks to get his career back on track. Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports