Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Andrew Pullin News

Andrew Pullin, from Washington state, was a switch pitcher in high school. He was one of the top ranked players in the state, like fellow ambidextrous pitcher Drew Vettleson.

In 2012, Pullin was drafted in the 5th round (#188 overall) by the Phillies, with a $203,900 signing bonus. Prior to signing with the Phillies, Pullin was committed to attend the University of Oregon. 

In 2015, Andrew Pullin moved from 2B to outfield for the Clearwater Threshers. 

Watch the interview with Pullin 



Threshers Spotlight: Andrew Pullin
Former Switch-Pitcher at Ease in the Outfield

By Kirsten Karbach / Clearwater Threshers04/24/2015

Andrew Pullin is used to switching roles.

At Centralia High School in Centralia, Washington, Pullin was a rarity. He not only stood out for his offensive prowess - he was also a switch-pitcher.

When a righty stepped in the box against Pullin, he would deal from his natural right-handed side.

If a lefty stepped in, he could turn around, flip his six-finger glove to the opposite hand, and pitch to the batter as a southpaw.

"I think in high school I was around 80 miles an hour left-handed, and about 90 right handed," Pullin says.

The discovery happened about four years prior to his high school days.

"I was, I want to say 10 or 11, and I was playing catch and we had a left-handed glove and not a right-handed glove," Pullin says. "So I tried putting it on and I started playing catch left-handed and it was natural, so I just kept doing it."

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Phillies prospect Pullin grabs opportunity with both hands
by David Murphy, Daily News Staff, May 24, 2013


Pullin had never played second base before the Phillies suggested the move, but he has embraced the switch.
"I like it a lot better," he said. "I just feel more comfortable at second. You're more into the game."
Considering Pullin's background, his desire to be in the middle of the action is not surprising. A natural righthanded thrower, he began to experiment with his left hand in the fifth grade. By high school, he was a full-fledged switch-pitcher, using an ambidextrous six-fingered glove made by Louisville Slugger that he would alternate, depending on the batter he was facing. As a righthander, his fastball topped out at around 90 mph. But he also was effective as a lefthander, mixing an 80 mph fastball with a curveball.

Pullin stars in Crosscutters' twinbill | MiLB.com News

The Phillies' No. 16 prospect collected three hits and three RBIs in Class A Short-Season Williamsport's 6-1 win over Auburn in the opening game of Monday's doubleheader and smacked three more hits in the club's 5-1 loss in the nightcap.

Pullin smacked three doubles and scored a run across the twinbill. The performance raised 
the Washington native's average to .299 in 19 games for the Crosscutters.

Pullin shows promise at 2nd base - SunGazette.com


Andrew Pullin's offense made headlines for obvious reasons following Monday night's 7-3 win for the Williamsport Crosscutters.
Home runs are what make heads turn. Opposite-field blasts off the wall look great in a boxscore.
But it was what Pullin did with his glove and arm at second base for the Cutters which was a better sign for the 19-year-old from Washing-ton. Pullin made a trio of strong plays ranging to his right and helped turn a pair of double plays which helped end a pair of Batavia scoring threats.
The offense is the known quantity in Pullin's game. That he was 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs wasn't so much of a surprise Monday. It's what helped him be drafted by the Phillies in the fifth round in 2012.



2B – Andrew Pullin | Phuture Phillies


Switch Pitching 101: Andrew Pullin




Andrew Pullin - Baseball-Reference.com

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