Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Meant to post this yesterday...

...here is the 2nd newest addition to the Braves rotation (since apparently Derek Lowe signed today)

I may be getting ahead of myself, and I know this is just a clip of highlights (they're not going to show him getting blasted), but something in this guy's delivery and stuff reminds me of...Greg Maddux. Yeah, I know...no pressure or anything. But the delivery is similar, after the usual Japanese-style hesitation at the top, and he throws that back-up cut fastball to lefties like Maddux used to.

I think I'm getting sucked in again...I'm starting to look forward to spring training!


BAYDAWG13 said...

I know, what a difference a week makes. I'm gettin' ready for both the big league team and the new Gwinnett team to get started. You need to bring your fam over hear to watch some minor league games with us this summer.

Segraves said...

Wow, you're right. All I've heard is he has a big over the top curve, but his out pitch seems to be that cutter, based on that selection.