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1 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 27, 2014 11:14 am

Kinda Mussina'esque. Not in his windup, but arsenal-wise. He's got good stuff.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Jan 27, 2014 11:16 am

I still don't know what to make of 24-0. That's a ridiculous record. But he had to be doing something right to be that successful.

3 newbs   ~  Jan 27, 2014 6:57 pm

Warner Wolf!

4 Boatzilla   ~  Jan 27, 2014 10:17 pm

Strange, that link isn't allowed here...but I can find the video by sifting through YouTube.

Great Warner Wolf allusion. Impregnated on the brain.

5 Fuller R   ~  Jan 28, 2014 7:54 am

[1] Yeah, I was thinking Moose or El Duque. He varies his wind-up, throws myriad pitches, and is almost never in the middle of the plate.

Mechanics-wise, it's a prototypical Japanese herky-jerky motion after a big pause at the top (I don't mean that in a bad way - I imagine it is very hard for hitters to get comfy.) Also, he is able to repeat it with great effect (obviously) so it bodes well. I wonder though, if he falters at any point, how difficult it will be to make adjustments. There's a lot going on there.

He appears to have a strong bottom half, which is probably why the tremendous workload hasn't adversely affected him.

6 BobbyB   ~  Jan 28, 2014 12:26 pm

That was a lot of pitches for the first inning. I must say he has good control, Pretty much hit his catchers mitt every time. Stays away from the middle of the plate. Can't wait to see him live.

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