Recently recalled Marlins Marlins reliever Carter Capps sure has one funky delivery. He takes a little hop forward as he delivers his pitch and gets several inches closer to the plate before releasing the ball. Check it out:
The delivery has caused such controversy that, when he was in Triple A last week, an umpire deemed the delivery illegal and called two straight balls on Capps' first two pitches. The Marlins asked MLB for a ruling, and it came back in Capps' favor. Here's what Capps told MLB.com:
"They just said they wanted me to make sure I dragged my foot and not get too elevated in the air, and make sure it's more on a lateral plane," Capps said. "As long as I do that, they have no problem with it. But it was very strange."
If his delivery looks familiar, it's because Jordan Walden of the St. Louis Cardinals has a similar move and has been doing it for years. Maybe that's why MLB sanctioned Capps' delivery.