I think verlander is a pitcher that is not very good in preventing HRs. His fastball is very fast but it is also extremely straight without a lot of movement. it really lives on his velocity. It is hard to hit of course but if you are quick enough or cheat a little you can make clean contact and send it a long way.
Originally Posted by GiambiJuice
I think walks are overrated unless you can run. If you get a walk and put the pitcher in a stretch, that helps, but the guy who walks and can’t run, most of the time he’s clogging up the bases for somebody who can run. – Dusty Baker.