Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I'd just like to see Cueto move away from his tendency to pitch up in the zone. High fastballs and hanging sliders are two of the most HR prone pitches. Though it seemed he also would go up when he got a bit overexcited and would start overthrowing. Perhaps a little maturity will go a long way in that regard.
Agreed although I think vs. LH's he definitely needs to work that change up a bit more.
He had 43 BB's in 325 PA's vs. LHB for a .359 OBP% and 25 BB's (1 IBB) in 444 PA's vs. RHB's and they had only a .330 OBP even while RHB's hit him for better avg. (.275 vs. .249) and slg%. (.475 vs. .439).
Something very odd though is that he pitched only 9 more innings on the road and gave up 18 of his HR's there and only 11 in GABP.
So work that change up more vs. LH's at least and try not to overthrow vs. everyone. I think if they work on the former more the latter might start taking care of itself because he won't feel the need to try to overthrow as much.