Q & A on Tim Worthington with Brandon Brozan, SID

Sports Information Director Brandon Brozan. Please accept our thanks for taking the opportunity to respond to questions regarding Timothy Worthington, who recently signed with the New York Mets and for providing action photos of Mr. Worthington in a Seawolves uniform. Congratutations to you and Coach John Goetz on a very successful season you just completed. I understand that the Seawolves finished second in the Division II Regionals.

1. While at Sonoma State, in what areas did Tim Worthington improve the most?

While at SSU, Worthington improved greatly from his freshman year to senior year. He red-shirted, then pitched only 28.1 innings over his first two seasons. As a junior, he really came on, going 9-3 with a 3.26 ERA. This year he was 8-3, 4.12. He is much stronger now and has a better idea of how to pitch, as compared to his freshman year.

2. In what areas does Worthington need to continue to improve if he is to succeed and become a MLB pitcher?

To become a MLB pitcher, he'll need to improve in all facets, but specifically he'll probably need to work on his offspeed and breaking pitches. He's already got a low 90s fastball.

3. Please describe Worthington's repetoire (FB, CB, SL, CU) etc.

He has a good 'heavy' fastball. Changeup is pretty good.

4. What velocities does Worthington throw each of his pitches?

Worthington throws around 90-91 mph

5. What is his best pitch?

Best pitch is his fastball

6. What was Tim Worthington's most outstanding moment for the Seawolves?
He pitched on two conference champion teams, but his best performance may have been a complete game five-hit shutout over Cal State Stanislaus on 3/13/03.

7. Any other moments you'd care to share? He threw six no-hit innings before giving up a hit in his final game at Seawolf Diamond against Cal State L.A.

8. Has Tim Worthington pitched in a wooden bat league?

This I do not know. I've only been here since October. Most of our guys do play in these leagues though.

9. What role do the Mets plan for him? Start? Relief?

Not sure how the Mets will use him. He could start I'm sure.

Again, Mr. Brozan, I want to take this time to thank you and the Sonoma State Seawolves athletic department so very much on the behalf of mets.theinsiders.com for participating in this e-mail question and answer session.

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