04-30-2009, 04:49 PM
Good article - Perspective
04-30-2009, 07:44 PM
Thanks for posting this link Blue Sycamore. Its crazy to read as it rings to what I'm hearing from Cordell. I asked him early on what was the major thing he has learned and he said (without missing a beat) "If you leave anything up, these guys rock it out of the park".
In Minneapolis we followed several high school kids and the leader of the bunch was Brad Hand. He was drafted in the 2nd round by the Marlins with a $760K signing bonus. The word on him was that he was a Lefty pitcher who was throwing a 94/95 mph fast ball. He was blowing it by all of the high school batters. So, in true form he became a thrower (always relying on his fastball) and not a pitcher (developing a 2nd and 3rd pitch for strikes). I just looked at his MiLB stats so far this season and not surprisingly at:
Fast ball is still working but the other pitches need work. :) I'm sure he will survive the learning curve.
I'm really glad that Cordell chose to learn these lessons at College.