Definition of power pitcher is up to one's own interpretation. I called Mike Leake a finesse pitcher on Redszone before he made his major league debut and people on here told me I was crazy. I would still say that now, so if you disagree, I guess we have a difference on usage of the term.
I would not consider Guillon to be a power pitcher for one reason: his fastball is below average. If he throws 10 fastballs, at least 7 will be either 88 or 89. He will pop one at 92 or 93. But mostly, he is a high-80's guy. He does have a wider variation than most and I read different places that he is a low-90s guy, but mostly, he is a high 80's guy.
Guillon developed an outstanding curve over the second half of the season. The Reds, as an organization, clearly favor the curve or slider over the change-up as a second pitch, as Mark Riggins has said on the record. Guillon has an excellent change-up but they feel he uses it too much at times and gets into trouble. The Reds really like the way Guillon developed the breaking ball. It is not often that a pitcher can add a pitch and get this kind of quality out of something that he was not even really throwing a year earlier.
Very interesting, 72 -- thanks for the insight. I thought Guillon threw harder. Maybe he can down the road, but I will modify my thoughts about his being able to overpower guys. High 80s doesn't do it.
Still, I really liked the repertoire he showed.
A little disappointed to hear the Reds like breaking stuff more than changeups. I'm sure they're not dogmatic about it, but still I don't understand the rationale.