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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10950 on: March 03, 2023, 06:50:39 pm »

Positivity, and some stuff/repertoire details, for Brown.  He's said he mostly threw fastball/curve last year, although he's thrown change from younger days.  He and Cubs seem to want more change incorporation.  Also playing with the sweeper as 4th pitch.  Not comfortable with that yet, but he's optimistic.  Article referenced modest tweaks to his fastball delivery; between physical maturation and shortened delivery, suggestion that he's maybe a little-bit faster this year. 

I have a soft spot for prospects like Brown - guys who check the traditional power pitcher boxes - because that's the path of least resistance to becoming a really good SP.  A big guy who throws 95+ with movement and has a wipeout yacker - I don't think you even consider moving him to relief unless he absolutely shows he can't stick as a starter.  He doesn't need a great third or fourth pitch, just a useful one.  And if either the slider or change actually develops into a third plus pitch, he has TORP upside.