Sunday, May 8, 2011

Steve McCatty's Package

Steve McCatty on Henry Rodriguez:
“I’m not discouraged by it,” pitching coach Steve McCatty said. “It’s part of the package you get with a guy who can throw 100 miles per hour.”
Wrong. It's part of the package when you have a guy with lousy command. Ask Michael Pineda, Stephen Strasburg, Aroldis Chapman, or Justin Verlander whether throwing 100 mph means you can't have any clue where the ball is going.

Moreover, if 100 mph means Rodriguez loses all command, then he needs to learn to dial back. Throwing 92 with command is far better than 100 without.

I sure hope this isn't the advice McCatty is giving Rodriguez as a coach. And I hope Rodriguez doesn't read the paper.

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