CameronCrazy wrote:what, pedro doesnt ever go beyond 100 pitches. and i am sorry that you do not know what you are talking about with size.
I'm sorry you're ignorant. Call it even.
Pedro in 2004 had an ERA, in 37 innings of work, of 3.16 after 91 pitches, including a 1.69 ERA after 105 pitches.
Pedro in 2003 had an ERA of 2.55 after 91 pitches, in 25.2 innings of work.
Pedro in 2002 had an ERA of 1.74 after 91 pitches, in 31 innings of work.
Pedro in 2001 was injured, and didn't pitch enough innings for it to really matter.
Last one: Pedro in his career has an ERA of 2.55 after 91 pitches, in 414 innings of work. His career ERA is 2.71.
So yeah, it's a myth.
CameronCrazy wrote:how can you say it does not matter? i grant you that early in ones career it is not important. but later size is huge. all colleges now discriminate against anyone under 6"0 tall.
That doesn't mean they are right in doing it.
CameronCrazy wrote:pedro and wagner were blessed with amazing arms, but when they go there is no way to return. rocket and gibson were able to revamp their careers because not only were they blessed with great arms but big bodies? i will prove you wrong in a poll.
Gibson was 6'1", 195. That's the same size as Brian Lawrence, who throws 85 on a good day, and slightly larger than Jamie Moyer, whose fastball looks like it's spinning through molasses.
Prove me wrong in a poll? Yes, because polls are the be-all-end-all.
I'd much rather have skill than size.