Originally Posted by SoxSpeed22
Because everybody needs a 96 MPH fastball in order to succeed.
Please stop framing the argument in such a way that it does not reflect what I am saying. No you don't need to throw 96. But if you rely heavily on your fastball, and it's straight, then you do need to throw 96. Or have exemplary breaking pitches. Quintana has neither. At least not yet. I'm not saying it's impossible. But is it likely? Or is it more likely the league gets used to his arm slot? That's why I'm questioning the logic of considering him a rotation piece in the future.