Kansas City Royals: Prospect Q&A with pitcher Austin Cox

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“It was just so cool seeing everyone step up game after game”

Q: I was chatting with Kris Bubic about this a little bit, but what are your personal thoughts on analytics and how the Royals are utilizing them? Are you seeing anything in your game from spin rates and/or pitch usage?

A: I think that the Royals have done a really good job with pitching and the analytics side. We use it every time we throw off of a mound so we are constantly refining our game. The main thing Rapsodo has helped me with was my curveball efficiency and spin direction to get it separated from my slider.

Q: Where do you feel you still need to improve in your game and how are you going to accomplish that?

A: I think I need to continue to get my changeup more consistent. This just comes from throwing it consistently and finding the right times in games to throw it.

Q: Other than your starts and the final out, what was your favorite moment from the championship run?

A: I would have to say my favorite moment would be just watching the team come together and battle with our backs up against the wall. There were so many points where just one person giving in and throwing in the towel would have sent us all home. It was just so cool seeing everyone step up game after game to get us to the end holding up that trophy.

A special thank you to Austin (@AustinJCox8) for speaking with us. We hope to see you very soon at the K!