Originally Posted by mace
I don't know the answer to this, so it's not a leading question . . . but how many pitches does Brandon Webb throw? Derek Lowe? I do know that Bob Gibson was just fastball-slider at least 95 percent of the time. It just seems that if the two pitches are good enough, they're good enough -- particularly for a ground-ball pitcher. Not that I wouldn't like to see Stewart develop his change; of course I would. I'm just not sure it's a prerequisite for being a starter in the big leagues.
Nolan Ryan was fastball/curve most of his career. Towards the end he added a changeup. I think if you have two very good pitches and you know how to pitch and not just throw you can have alot of success with two pitches. Obviously if you have 3 good ones or even 4 thats even better.