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Old 09-06-2019, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
Mark Buehrle is what we call an extreme outlier. He’s the exception who proves the rule. Guys with his lack of stuff are lucky to accumulate about 1/3 of Buehrle’s career WAR. Most of them fizzle out far below that.
Didn't Buehrle have like 75 control? I mean he could throw the baseball exactly where he wanted it with every pitch he threw. 95% of the pitches he threw looked like strikes when they left his hand, he used the exact same delivery no matter what he was throwing and he had like 6 different speeds.

Sure pitchers can be successful at lower speeds but that's what takes to do it. Maddux never threw that hard either, but his control, change of speed and motion made him all but unhittable when he was on.

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