In his second season as a pro, right-hander Dominique Vattuone had to make plenty of adjustments. Vattuone spent the first half of the season dramatically re-shaping his throwing motion. After a brief stint with Beloit in April, Vattuone spent the entire second half of the season with short-season Vermont.
Vattuone impressed during his stint with the Lake Monsters. He struck-out 33 in 32 innings and held opposing batters to a .228 average. Vattuone allowed just three homeruns. Right-handers hit just .219 against him.
The Maryland native spoke with Donald Moore during the final week of the regular season about his new throwing motion.
Donald Moore: How is everything going for you this season?
Dominique Vattuone: It's going really well. I have a new arm slot change to side arm, so that's been a big adjustment. I knew I could do it and make the adjustments to be successful with it and I finally figured it out.
DM: What were your goals for this year?
DV: Just to simplify my mechanics, keeping everything simple, making it easier, so it's less stress out there when the game starts to speeds up.
DM: What are your plans for the off season?
DV: If I get invited to the instructs, I'll go there and learn even more with the new arm slot and keep my goal to eventually make the big leagues.
DM: Thank you so much for your time and the best of luck to you and your future.
DV: Thank you.