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Mobile Pitching Coach Glenn Abbott

MOBILE - One of the most important and difficult jobs in the minor leagues is being a pitching coach. You are entrusted with the development of several valuable and fragile commodities, pitchers. Your job is frequently contradictory, increase a pitcher's ability to go deep in games, while not blowing out their arms.

Find ways to refine their deliveries, while not changing what got them there. And in the Padres organization the most important component, teach the changeup. Glenn Abbott pitched 11 years in the major leagues with A's, Mariners and Tigers. At 6-foot-6, he is still an imposing presence around the bullpen. Abbott, who worked with Grady Fuson in the Rangers organization, is in his first year...

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