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WharfRat wrote:Well, of course if you're not born without the natural ability/potential throw pretty hard, that's not something you can really "learn." I'm sure guys have added mph to their heater as they learn to pitch, but guys like Burnett have a god-given ability to simply throw hard. I'd say power pitchers are born, but good power pitchers are made. Perfect example: Unit. He could always throw hard, but he had to learn control (and talk to Nolan Ryan) to unlock all that potential.
Pogotheostrich wrote:The arms are born, the pitchers are made.
chadlincoln wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:The arms are born, the pitchers are made.
There is some genetics in it. I'm never going to hit 100 MPH no matter how much weight lifting I do. Even if Mazonne spent every hour with me for five years I'd never hit it. So I agree. There is some raw body that needs to be there that not everyone has.
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.
Music2004Man wrote:Thanks for the comments. I'm curious though have you guys seen pro pitchers jump from 7 k's/9 to 9k's/9? I'm curious if there is a fairly deep precedent for doing what Brett Myers did last year or if he will regress back to the mean. Thanks
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