Originally Posted by OGB
I've been following this debate and am on the side of those that think Lutz's late start is overblown at this point. As far as pitch recognition is concerned, how many non fastballs does a kid see from age 5 to 14?
My thoughts exactly. It's a whole different ballgame when guys are throwing 90+ with a slew of breaking balls, and Lutz has been immersed in that challenge as long as any other prospect at this point. And I still think we would be seeing marked improvements in this area if it was an experience issue.