• Posada Ranks Yankees Pitchers He’s Caught

    Posted by on April 27th, 2010 · Comments (9)

    Tim Brown has the feature. It’s a good read.

    Some highlights –

    Best fastball – Kyle Farnsworth or Scott Proctor
    Best curveball – Hideki Irabu
    Best slider – Joba Chamberlain

    I guess that speaks volumes towards pitching not being all about “stuff.”

    Comments on Posada Ranks Yankees Pitchers He’s Caught

    1. April 27th, 2010 | 4:15 pm

      Related, is it just me, or, has clintfsu813 been MIA the last 5 days?

    2. MJ Recanati
      April 27th, 2010 | 4:38 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      I think he’s on vacay

    3. April 27th, 2010 | 4:44 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Good for him!

    4. MJ Recanati
      April 27th, 2010 | 4:50 pm

      That was a fun read!

      I’m surprised he’d even think of Clemens’s slider considering how infrequently Clemens threw his slider before 2007.

      Further, it’s odd that he’d consider Clemens’s splitter — or split-finger pitches in general — as a “junk” pitch. A true junkballer is a guy that tosses soft stuff, not a guy that throws a power splitter in the mid-to-high 80’s.

    5. Corey Italiano
      April 27th, 2010 | 6:04 pm

      Interesting…Pettitte’s nickname was Knucksie. That’s a great bit of trivia right there.

    6. Corey Italiano
      April 27th, 2010 | 6:09 pm

      I love the love for Edgar Martinez. He’s one of my favorites (now that he’s not playing).

    7. Raf
      April 27th, 2010 | 7:01 pm

      Hmmm, Irabu or Duque’s eephus? Holmes and Karsay, the few times they were healthy threw decent curves too.

    8. April 28th, 2010 | 6:15 pm

      I think AJ’s Curveball is much better

      How come there is no best cutter… Andy V Mo (lol)

    9. butchie22
      April 28th, 2010 | 8:55 pm

      I wonder how pitchers would rate Passedballsada…food for thought,folks.

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