Position- Relief Pitcher
Residence-Rancho Palos Verde, Cal.
Date of Birth- April 4, 1980
05 Club- Vero Beach (High A)
There were two major changes for Hoorelbeke in 2005 and both may have thrust him forward. First, he altered his arm slot from straight over-the-top to a sidearm delivery that began at three-quarters and gradually dropped further down
as the season progressed until he's virtually a submariner now.
The result- his pitches coming from his extra-large frame bore in on righthanded hitters in a menacing style. The other saw him move from a starting role into the bullpen.
He was very effective for most of the season, going 9-3, 2.40. Used occasionally as a closer, he picked up four saves.
He possesses an above average fast ball and good secondary pitches and added a splitter during the instructional camp that should help as well.
Signed as a non-drafted free agent by George Genovese just as his older brother Jesse (no longer in the system), he was a basketball standout at Lewis & Clark State in Idaho , where he lived most of his life before moving back to California.
His father, Peter Rivera, is the founder of and lead singer for the rock group Rare Earth.
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