Re: Nice piece on Johnny Cueto from fangraphs
Good stuff there by David. The Reds have got to make Cueto start using his changeup more often in 2009 and beyond. It's a great pitch, so I never understood why he didn't use it more often. He used it early in the season and made left handed hitters look foolish but then he seemed to fall in love with his fastball/slider at times. I think 2008 will prove to be a good learning experience for him. I was very impressed with his rookie season considering how awful his defense was and how little experience he has (83 innings above High-A).
I think this kid is going to be very special. Maybe not Pedro Martinez special, but maybe a Jose Rijo or Mario Soto type of career is possible. I look for him to be around a league average starter next season but so much more in a couple years. I'm looking forward to watching him and Volquez for a long time. Hopefully Homer Bailey can put it together and form a deadly trio.
I miss Adam Dunn.
Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 11-23-2008 at 04:19 PM.