[quote="jdsun1"][quote="theultimate69"][quote="johnsamo"]I suspect Jered was told to throw at 90% and no sliders, to save his arm for his call back. That and too work on his changeup. Once you've proven you can pitch in the show, minor league stints are usually focussed on working on your weaker pitches and not taxing yourself physically.
It's a totally different mindset. You're facing a guy and you know you can blow him away with some heat and a slider, but prudence says, don't throw any sliders, don't go full throttle on your fastball, and work on your changeup... The hitters know this too so they can sit on your change-up or your 90% fastball.[/quote]
You sure you're not just rationalizing?[/quote]
If you were one of the hottest pitchers in baseball and you just got sent down to the minors for possibly 1 or 2 starts would you really care about the stint?? This kid can throw bottomline.[/quote]
well, i'd hope that if the kid is as good as we think, he would be professional enough to take every start seriously.