Yoda wrote:Can Wainwright even start? He only has two pitches...
he has two varieties of fastball, a curve ball, a changeup, and a slider. he doesnt use the changeup often because the fastball/curve combo seems to be effective and speeding up and slowing down the hitters.
this is what his AAA pitching coach had to say about him last year:
MILLER: In my opinion he may be just a little bit ahead of Reyes. He's got more innings, and he knows how to pitch. He's getting tougher, you know, tougher mentally. He's more of a battler out there now. He's making some big strides this year. He's been more consistently down in the zone. His ball is sinking now compared to last year; he was still throwing the four-seamer last year, and now he's getting more groundball outs. His curveball is getting a little better. His changeup is good. He's actually starting to throw a slider and a split now -- might be throwing too many pitches, almost.