Originally Posted by dougdirt
His stuff didn't really change over that time though. He still needs another pitch that he doesn't really have right now. I would say there is a chance he starts next season, but I don't think his chances of starting in the Majors are more than 20% at this point because of the lack of that third pitch.
So you are of the opinion that since he has gone three years in the minors without a third pitch, he is unlikely to pick one up later? Why is that? How difficult can it be to throw a third pitch over the plate? I feel like you can't "teach" velocity, but you can easily "teach" a third pitch especially if the guy has already developed a plus secondary pitch.
I never pitched growing up, so I just don't get how hard it is to throw a different grip on the ball and let 'er rip.