Re: Homer Bailey and Travis Wood pitching tonight
So, are they now going to promote Wood through the system as a two pitch pitcher (fastball, change) or is he still trying to develop his breaking ball?
If he's going to proejct as a big-league starter, then he's going to have to have a 3rd pitch that is at least effective, if for no other reason than to give hitters a different look than the fastball and the change. Without that, he's Chris Reitsma v. 2.0 -- not a bad thing, but I'd certainly want more out of such a high draft pick.
Also, wasn't he touted as a high velocity guy coming out of the draft? I seem to remember him also being considered an injury risk based on mechanical difficulties.
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