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Dodgers Pitching Prospect Finds Way to Work Mechanics and Fight Boredom

Desperate times… 

All of us are trying to find ways to pass the time and keep our minds occupied as we do our parts to flatten the curve. With that said — while he’s admittedly more of a slider guy — Dodgers left-handed pitching prospect John Rooney is back home in New York and finding ways to stay in throwing shape and to stave off the boredom.

It proved to be a hilarious combination.

Last season the lefty was surpassed by a few young up and coming players on the Dodgers top prospects list per MLB, but he’s still a quality arm making his way up to LA. The 23-year-old was drafted in the third round of the 2018 MLB draft and ended his season with a promotion to the Single-A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2019. 

Understandably, he was excited to continue his progress here in 2020, but with the Coronavirus shutting down operations at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, that’s on pause indefinitely.

However, thanks to John, we can all now add his “three easy steps” method to build up our mechanics to avoid crying ourselves to sleep too!

Tweet us your photos of socks taped to your arm and tag John Rooney!

NEXT: Get to Know More About John Rooney

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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