Originally Posted by dougdirt
Its just a curveball. Homer Bailey also throws a knuckle curve. Its just the way you grip the ball when you throw a curve.
It's just a curveball? Well yeah and not quite. It basically does the same thing as a straight curve but is a better pitch in theory if you can master it. They generally have better movement (due to a tighter spin) and because of the way you throw it it comes out of the hand looking like a fastball. Watsons kind of plays more like a splitter or filthy change IMO (with the later breaking drop), or at least it did when he was in Dayton. It really is a sick pitch for him but apparently the kid can't get anything else to work right. BUt yeah it's not knuckler like in anyway really, in fact I think they call it a spike curve also.