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  1. While I agree with this, almost the same exact thing was said about Tyler Chatwood, and we know how that ended up. also, are those his home road splits just for this year or for his career while with Texas?
  2. Brandon Nimmo 2018 Outlook

    6 tools if you include the hook
  3. Andrew McCutchen 2018 Outlook

    If you can spare the roster spot, I'd recommend patience. He always starts out slow and then busts out in June and July. As it was pointed out earlier in this thread, his hard contact rate is at the highest it's been in his career, and his batted ball profile looks great too (more line drives, less ground balls, and he HR/FB ratio should normalize into more dingers). You'll look back at his numbers at the end of the year and they'll be exactly like what you expected, except at this point going forward you'll be catching more of the hot streak. As for the park, it's not exactly a hitter's paradise, but it's not like PNC was either.
  4. May Closer Thread 2018

    Sure, it wasn’t statistically a blown save, but I doubt the team or management will just completely write off the fact that he blew their chance to win.
  5. Mike Clevinger 2018 Outlook

    He had a stretch where he threw 10 straight balls, walking a couple and giving up a hit and a run, and clearly got flustered. Some pitches missed bad, some were borderline. He then left a fastball up and down the middle to Diaz, who took it over the wall in deep center, after making him miss badly on a curve. i was impressed through 3 innings, but the 4th made me realize he still lacks polish. But compared to last year, control and command have appeared to improve overall. He just has to establish consistency.
  6. Shohei Ohtani 2018 Outlook

    Matt Olson and Matt Chapman.
  7. Jose Berrios 2018 Outlook

    I'll spare quoting the post for the sake of space - but yes, totally agree. Garlando, that was awesome and insightful analysis, thanks for taking the time to post that!
  8. Pitcher Value Touts

    I gotcha. I wasn't questioning your knowledge, I know you're a reputable resident here on these boards. I was more so clarifying for my own purposes. Interesting question you pose though on the follow through - I suppose this would not have as much effect on the batter's eye and would not lead to tipping pitches.... but I'd imagine the saying that the more repeatable a delivery, the better, still holds true.
  9. Pitcher Value Touts

    Ideally, every pitch a pitcher throws should be out of the same arm slot, right? Arm slots may vary from pitcher to pitcher, but the same one shouldn't use a different arm slot for a cutter that he does for a slider.... unless he changes up arm slots randomly to deceive hitters. I'm no expert, but that makes sense to me.