Marlins' Dustin McGowan: Looking to throw more changeups in 2017
McGowan is looking to throw more changeups to right-handed hitters this season, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
He radically altered his pitch mix last season, throwing more two-seam fastballs than four-seamers and firing his slider a career-high 30.5 percent of the time, but lost in the shuffle was his changeup, which McGowan used a career-low 5.6 percent. The 34-year-old is hoping now that he has an established spot in the Marlins bullpen, he'll be able to work the off-speed offering back into his repertoire, although it'll be hard to improve on the .147/.234/.235 line to which he held same-side hitters in 2016. The righty's role in middle relief still limits his fantasy utility, but McGowan could push his K/9 north of 9.0 if he's able to add another effective pitch to his arsenal.