Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
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.
Funny, everything I've read says that although he is working primarily off his plus fastball this year, that his offspeed offerings have greatly improved, and that his changeup is right now, average to slightly above. I think Homer has made great strides this year, and I fully expect him to continue improvment for his other offerings.