Thursday, March 8, 2012

C.J. Nitkowski impressed & Video of his new delivery

Lefty C.J. Nitkowski had a try-out today in front of J.P. Ricciardi and Dan Warthen.  The 38 y/o is attempting to make a comeback as a LOOGY using an arm slot similar to Pedro Feliciano and being from Queens his first choice is the Mets.  He's a four pitch pitcher with a four seam, two seam, change-up and curve.  According to Nitkowski the Mets liked what they saw in his session.

"They liked what they saw," Nitkowski said. "They seemed pleased. It's nice to come back into this atmosphere and to get feedback from people who know what they're talking about." source

Here's some video from December of his new delivery, his change-up looks pretty nasty...