Originally Posted by cincyinco
Has there ever been a knuckler who could actually throw some heat? And the knuckler was just a good secondary pitch?
I think both the Neikros had decent fastballs. I don't know if you'd call them "heat", but IIRC, they were legitimate ML fastballs.
Wakefield probably has an ok one too.
It's really difficult to be a starting ML pitcher if you don't have at least an ok fastball.
Again, I'm not saying any of these guys are exactly flamethrowers.
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