Talking Pitching With Kevin Scobee on the Kansas City Baseball Vault

Kevin Scobee in his pitching days.

The Royals have been unable to develop much starting pitching with Dayton Moore in charge, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t bright spots. To talk pitching, we brought on Kevin Scobee, former Park University pitcher and former instructor at Regal Athletic, to discuss the evolution of pitcher training and philosophy, specifically focusing on how it relates to the Royals and prospects Kyle Zimmer, Danny Duffy, and others.

We also talked about Duffy and Twitter specifically. Duffy’s been one of the more active Royals players on Twitter and sometimes it’s caused some furor with followers. We got into what his involvement there might mean for expectations from fans and what to expect for him in the future.

As always, we’ll take your email questions at [email protected] or via Twitter at @KCBaseballVault.

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Topics: Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals, Kyle Zimmer

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  • jimfetterolf

    First podcast listen ever, interesting, nice to have voices to attach to faces.

    Two brief points, so-called advanced defensive metrics carry little weight, as pie slices and bins don’t agree with eyeballs. Hoz, Esky, and Cain save a bunch of runs, making it easier to forgive one less hit every twenty at bats. Didn’t notice any mention of the change in Royals’ pitching philosophy a couple of years ago and how that might impact development of Zimmer, Selman, and a few others who are showing ceiling. Zimmer was a program pitcher and like Bauer had informed teams that he wouldn’t sign with a team that would change his training regimen.

    • Michael Engel

      Glad you checked it out, Jim.