Seth Corry Focused On Delivery, Mindset
Seth Corry seems intent on refining two things on the mound: his delivery and his emotions.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound lefthander has worked on "being able to stay on that back side a little bit longer and being able to not leak that front hip too early.”
Corry senses progress in that effort.
"As I work on it,” he said, "it’s kind of coming to me naturally.”
A third-round pick in 2017 out of Lone Peak High in Highland, Utah, Corry began his 2018 season with one of the Giants’ Rookie-level Arizona League teams. He had a 2.61 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 38 innings before getting promoted to short-season Salem-Keizer in the Northwest League.
Corry, who turned 20 this past November, breezed through his first three starts with Salem-Keizer—allowing only one earned run and five hits in 14.2 innings—before stumbling in an outing at Spokane, where he walked six and allowed six earned runs in 1.1 innings.
"I kind of just lost it,” Corry said.
Salem-Keizer pitching coach Dwight Bernard said Corry "would get frustrated when things didn’t go as he planned. He was getting better, but he’s got a little ways to go."
Corry said that after issuing a walk or two, "I get down on myself a little bit and I say, ‘OK, you’ve got to focus in. You can’t walk another guy,'" which he has found counterproductive.
He certainly can be productive on the mound. Corry features a fastball in the low to mid-90s, as well as a curveball with 12-to-6 break and a changeup.
Corry has been compared to a young Matt Moore. In fact, Corry made that comparison on his own years ago.
"Matt Moore, when he was the with Rays, is someone (who) really, really reminds me of myself,” Corry said, adding he used to watch a lot video of Moore, who's now with the Tigers, when he was in Tampa Bay.
Corry figures to begin 2019 with low Class A Augusta in the South Atlantic League, looking to put improved mechanics and emotions to good use.
"I just need to be consistent and stay mentally focused,” Corry said. "I think I’ll be just fine.”
Bernard believes Corry is more than capable of ascending through the Giants’ system.
"Once he does get control of his body (and is) able to do what he needs to do on a consistent basis, (then) there’s no reason that he can’t spend quite a few years at the major league level,” said Bernard.