CPBL Pitching 101: Chris Seddon

Name: Chris Seddon
6’4’’, 220 lb (193 cm, 99 kg)
DOB: October 13, 1983
Draft: Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 5th round of the 2001 MLB Draft (Canyon High School).

CPBL Career
2015 Lamigo Monkeys
2017 Fubon Guardians

6W-2L, 4.29 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 77.2 IP, 75 K

CPBL Highlights:

  • Struck out 21 batters over his first two CPBL starts, including a 12-strikeout performance in his second league start versus the Uni Lions.
  • Won his first start as a Fubon Guardian against the Lamigo Monkeys this year, allowing one run on six hits and two walks in six innings.
  • Is a flawless 3-0 against the Uni-Lions in five career starts.
  • Has recorded a quality start in nine of his 14 career starts.

Pitching Repertoire

How would describe your pitching style?
Everything works off the fastball. I try to establish it in, to set it up away and try to induce weak contact as soon as I can.

What would you consider your out-pitch?
Changeup and slider are both my out pitches. I like them because I can go back and forth. Basically any count, I can throw either one of them for a strike.  

What goes through your head on the mound in a high-stress situation?
Just calm down and relax. If you watch, normally the guy that is relaxed is the guy that wins in those situations.  

Who has been your best (pitching) coach?
One that sticks out for me was a guy named Marty DeMerritt in the minor leagues. He was very big on the mechanical side of it. Getting my lower half to repeat. His whole thing on it was that, the more the lower half repeats, the easier it is for the upper half to repeat. So that has always stuck with me. 

What is your best advice to young pitchers?
Learn a changeup. I throw 86-89, I'll get 90 every once in awhile, and I'm still pitching because I have a changeup. 

If you weren't a ball player, what would you be doing?
I have no idea. I really like video games. I took a tour at Bungie in Seattle when I was there. Those are the guys that make Halo. That looked pretty cool. Honestly I have no clue, though.