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    Re: 5-8 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    Bailey is more than just a chucker. He's got two potentially dominant pitches and a change that seems to be developing. I agree that getting by without his best stuff is an important hurdle for him, but I don't place responsibility for that solely on the coaches. He's got to show that he has the moxie to think out there on the mound. From the quotes we've seen from him, he appears to be working in that direction, so I'm optimistic.
    Until a guy can show he knows how to pitch, I don't care how hard he throws and if he has two dominant pitches, he's a chucker. And yes, most of that is the mental approach to the game and the quotes are encouraging, but he is still a chucker at this point in his career. That's not a bad thing, there aren't too many 20 year-olds that fall into the category of a pitcher moreso than a guy with good stuff that needs to learn how to pitch. That's what the minors are for.
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    Re: 5-8 minor league updates

    he is still a chucker at this point in his career. That's not a bad thing, there aren't too many 20 year-olds that fall into the category of a pitcher moreso than a guy with good stuff that needs to learn how to pitch.
    Eh, whatever. The minors are littered with "pitchers" then -- guys who have average stuff who get by on location and outsmarting hitters. Think Steve Kelly. Guys with Homer's stuff are rare -- and if you look at his BB numbers for this year you can add developing control to his arsenal, which, I might offer, takes him out of the "chucker" bin and places him closer to your definition of a pitcher. In my book, chuckers are guys with 98 MPH fastballs and little else -- Colt Griffin, Matt Anderson. But that's just my lexicon.
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    Re: 5-8 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    Eh, whatever. The minors are littered with "pitchers" then -- guys who have average stuff who get by on location and outsmarting hitters. Think Steve Kelly. Guys with Homer's stuff are rare -- and if you look at his BB numbers for this year you can add developing control to his arsenal, which, I might offer, takes him out of the "chucker" bin and places him closer to your definition of a pitcher. In my book, chuckers are guys with 98 MPH fastballs and little else -- Colt Griffin, Matt Anderson. But that's just my lexicon.
    Fair enough. I have watched so much bad pitching in this offense-dominated era that my definition has become much more encompassing
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