Ubaldo Jimenez‘s first season in Baltimore didn’t quite go as planned, but don’t worry you guys, we’ve got three more to go. In 2014, Jimenez stepped in a pot hole, wasn’t on the ALCS roster and posted a hefty 4.81 ERA in 125.1 innings pitched.
There’s only one place to go in 2015. Up!
And good news, so far, the early reports from Sarasota indicate that Jimenez is primed for a breakout season. Even Tommy Hunter was amped about Ubi’s bullpen season on Sunday.
Yes it's only a 'pen session but Ubaldo Jimenez keeps pounding the strike zone with this delivery. Hunter just high-fived him #orioles
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) February 22, 2015
It’s great to hear that Jimenez is “pounding the strike zone”, even if it is just in a bullpen session. He seemed to hit everything but the strike zone last season, recording the highest walk rate of his career (5.5 BB/9) and tying his career low strikeout to walk ration (1.51).
Our BSR Network pals from Birds Eye View spotted some great tweak’s in Jimenez’s mechanics while watching video of his bullpen session:
Last post from @BrentCSN probably best video seen of Ubaldo not opening shoulder up and pointing it more to plate. Good signs…
— Bird's Eye View (@BirdsEyeViewBal) February 22, 2015