View Full Version : Rick Sweet on Cueto and Roenicke

09-23-2007, 09:46 PM
From Fay (http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/redsinsider/):

Sweet on Cueto

I asked Rick Sweet, the Louisville manager, what Johnny Cueto throws. He said Cueto throws a fastball, changeup and a slider.

"He throws his slider at two speeds," Sweet said. "So it's like he's got another pitch. He throws all his pitches for strikes.

One of the thing that sets Cueto apart is his ability to turn his fastball up a notch.

"He'll be pitch at 89 to 92," Sweet said. "He'll get ahead 1-2 and throw one 95, 96. It just freezes hitters."

Sweet, needless to say, is very high on Cueto.

Sweet also really likes Josh Roenicke, the right-hander who ended up as the closer at Chattanooga.

"I saw him in the spring," Sweet said. "I told them, 'I'll take him. He can be my closer.' They said, 'no, he's going to A ball.' He looks like he can be a legitimate closer."

It seems Sweet echoes what KeyMastur said - Cueto has the ability to dial up his fastball an extra ~5 MPH when he needs/wants to. I'm also interested about how high he is on Roenicke. Should be fun to see how he progresses next year.

09-24-2007, 04:52 AM
Dude!!! who's that guy?

Sweet!!! what's his name?

Dude!!! who's that guy?

Sweet!!! whatls his name?