Originally Posted by Aronchis
Bailey doesn't lack a offspeed pitch, that is your problem, you don't get that. It is about consistacy from that POV, which is on track. Mercy.
Semantics. He doesn't "lack" an offspeed pitch, he lacks a usuable offspeed pitch that compliments his other pitches (plus 4-seamer, plus 12-6 curve). I recall reading that he's having trouble masking the delivery of his change and that it gets telegraphed badly in its current form. That he is working on correcting that flaw doesn't negate the fact that, right now, he lacks the ability to throw that pitch at a ML level.
Unless I'm seeing different scouting reports than everyone else.