Fantasy Guru wrote:bceagles04 wrote:thatohiosportsfan wrote:5-0? What is it with great pitchers and turning into beasts when they turn 40? I'm confused, does anyone expect Maddux to keep this up, because I don't...Maddux isn't a dominating pitcher, and he pitches at Wrigley, but I guess his control still gets it done...
With him its ALL about control. POwer pitches lose some of their speed as they age...but control pitchers always have it which is a huge adavantage.
I expect Maddux to have his best season since a while ago
Isn't it the exact opposite?
Power pitchers age well, and finesse pitchers fade?
Everything I've ever read points to power, strikeout pitchers 'losing it' well in advance of their finesse counterparts, because of things like the drop in MPH off their fastball, and their declining 'dominance'. Finesse pitchers, on the other hand, are less likely to 'lose' their control on their mid-80s fastball, etc.