"For someone like him, he could be a reliever or a starter," pitching coach David Williams said.
"He has two sides to him that maybe don't always translate or show into Extended Spring Training."
Gabryszwski shows that he has personality, that he can step it up at the mound and that he is
willing to work hard to be a good pitcher.
"Gabryszwski is an aggressive pitcher and he understands that he has to throw strikes in order to get guys out," Williams said. "He can't just nibble.He goes at them. He's a good kid but when he gets out on the mound he is aggressive and goes at people."
The nineteen year old Texas native was named 2011 19-4A Defensive Player of the Year. This may
have something to do with his steadfast attitude on the mound. If he continues to effectively progress he will achieve, as long as he works hard and doesn't get too far ahead of himself.
During the off season Gabryszwski spent a lot of time in the weight room doing mostly lower body
workouts and some upper body. He also worked on building his core stronger and running a lot to
build his stamina so that he stays strong through the season. He gained some muscle weight and
currently weighs 210 lbs.
"I think my first Spring Training camp went very well and I think that I performed to the best of my abilities," Gabryszwski said. "We were working on some mechanical issues.
"I need to work more on staying over my back leg and having my momentum go towards home plate rather than stepping to the side and trying to throw across my body. It's just small mechanic stuff."
"Gabryszwski prepares himself, he knows what he needs to do and he knows when he needs to take a day off," Williams said. "For a young aggressive pitcher, that is very unique."
The 6-foot-4 hurler's velocity and pitches have remained about the same as last year's. He would like to continue working on his mechanics and gain a little more velocity and control with the ball.
"My changeup moves a little bit more," Gabryszwski said. I'm staying back on the ball a little bit more and getting more movement on the ball."
Extended Spring Training games have gone pretty well for Gabryszwski so far. The first two games that he pitched in he didn't give up any runs.
"The times that I have seen him play he has been pretty good," Williams said. "You don't have to guide him too much. You give him the course and let him run the program. He's learning his own body and what he needs to do to prepare himself."
Gabryszwski will have to remain teachable and dedicated with his pitching. If he is able to properly translate his aggressiveness onto the field he may have a chance at a nice future in baseball.
"I think for Gabryszwski, it's continuing day in and day out no matter what the results," Williams said. "He needs to stay on the course of being aggressive and pounding the zone, and at the end of the day, see where it takes him."
DUNEDIN, FL - Selected #78 overall in the 2011 draft, Blue Jays right-hander Jeremy Gabryszwski is determined and aggressive at the mound. With some tweaking to his mechanics and continued effort he shows the ability to be a dynamic addition to the organization.
Gabryszwski Staying Aggressive
Jeremy Gabryszwski, one of last year's supplemental first round picks, is remaining aggressive.
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