Steve Melewski just wrote a great piece with an interview with Rick Peterson highlighting his use of biomechanical analysis in the improvement of pitchers' deliveries specifically about Chris Tillman
but he mentioned Socolocovich and Gonzalez as well:
"If you get a high-end velocity talent like Chris, and then you get the delivery clean, you start to see higher velocities and you see them maintained. (Miguel) Socolovich is a prime example and Miguel Gonzalez is an example of guys that have made these adjustments."
THIS is one of the reasons I believe in almost any pitcher who has come out of nowhere to have great success this year in AAA like Pomeranz before he got hurt, Gonzalez, and Socolocovich. It will be interesting to see what Gonzalez can do tonight, if he can be a stop gap in the rotation for a week or two that would be a huge development for the club. I wouldn't mind seeing Socolocovich take either Kevin Gregg or Luis Ayala's spot in the bullpen as well. He has a sub 3 FIP
in Norfolk. I don't think he would be a shutdown ML reliever but he could at least best Gregg and Ayala's performances.