Originally Posted by Team Clark
In case anyone is interested in knowing how Homer Bailey would do in the bigs right now..... Tune into Fox and watch Scott Mathieson.
Same type of fastabll, delivery and pitch selection. Scott like Homer has difficulty "consistently" throwing anything but his fastballs for strikes. Big leaguers can hit a 95+ MPH Fastball if they know it's coming.
We had someone at Homer's last start. He threw 18 Curves and only 4 for strikes. His "misses" were not "tight" misses but wide. That's mechanical. He attempted 1 changeup that landed "at least 2 feet" in front of home plate.
He's just not ready. He will be and when he is he will be good. Really good. He's just not ready.
My greatest peeve is that I'm not sure there is anyone in the Reds' system who knows how to fix the "mechanical" problems of pitchers.
My second greatest peeve is that you can have ten or fifteen people on this board who can spot mechanical trouble and pitch tipping, etc., and yet no one in the organization seems to catch it. And if you do get word to someone in the organization, they seem to laugh it off as internet fodder and still don't see any problems after they have been alerted to it.
That'swhy I enjoy TC's posts and observations so much. I figure sooner or later, someone will listen.