Originally Posted by traderumor
Here's what I will say. While the PED card may not be the right play, it remains to be seen what the holy grail is for the Cards' stable of arms. Is it dumb luck, a skill, or somewhere in between?
Of course, it was glaringly noticeable this year that there was an overabundance of young power pitchers throughout MLB and it has me asking obvious questions like "what the hell?" Dramatic shifts in a particular attribute of the game demands an explanation. I am very curious to see what the common thread is behind this spike in guys throwing high 90s and low 100s fastballs.
Better coaching at younger ages, better physical training programs, better athletes becoming pitchers rather than position players.