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    ESPN article on Mike Leake

    Not a bad article mostly about Leake.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog?...aft&id=5185321

    Is being able to command your fastball with all different kinds of movement really a secondary skill?

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    Re: ESPN article on Mike Leake

    In my opinion it's a primary skill. If you can command a fast ball and change up with lots of movement on it you can have a great career, see Greg Maddux.

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    Re: ESPN article on Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
    Not a bad article mostly about Leake.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog?...aft&id=5185321

    Is being able to command your fastball with all different kinds of movement really a secondary skill?
    Thanks for posting.

    Just to let others know, the article requires an ESPN Insider subscription.
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    Re: ESPN article on Mike Leake

    Quote Originally Posted by steig View Post
    In my opinion it's a primary skill. If you can command a fast ball and change up with lots of movement on it you can have a great career, see Greg Maddux.
    No kidding.I would think of maybe a pick off move or maybe a pitchers ability to hit or field a secondary skill but control?It's just something small but really bugs me for some reason.


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