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  1. Video?

    Comment by Jimbo — January 9, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

  2. If you had to pick who will be more successful in the Show between Crick and Clayton Blackburn, which young pitcher gets the nod?

    Comment by CreativeMace — January 9, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

  3. It’s in now. Not sure what happened.

    Comment by Mike Newman — January 9, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

  4. Give me Crick and it’s not all that close.

    Comment by Mike Newman — January 9, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

  5. It’s extraordinary that San Francisco could trade away a talent like Wheeler, claim he was easily replaced, and then immediately acquire a pitcher of similar caliber.

    But I’d rather take Wheeler, if only because he’s closer to major league ready. However justified that trade was, it looks terrible in hindsight because of what happened with Beltran and Lincecum.

    Comment by Rallentando — January 9, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

  6. In this piece, I’m writing about Wheeler vs. Crick at the same point in development.

    Comment by Mike Newman — January 9, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

  7. The end of his delivery is really strange to me. I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone pivot on their heel like that. I wonder if the lack of expected velocity had anything to do with the strange follow thru.

    Comment by dtf_in_dtl — January 9, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

  8. Daniel Hudson does it even more extreme. My guess is it happens when you stride closed but your landing knee is open.

    Comment by Downer Debby — January 10, 2013 @ 12:41 am

  9. Great article! I watch a lot of Giants minor league baseball in Fresno and San Jose, talk with a lot of scouts as well. Seldom have I read such a thorough and objective report. Good job. Looking forward to more.

    Comment by RP — January 10, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

  10. I really don’t think his follow-thru is affecting his velocity. His pitch has already been delivered when he starts to spin on his heel and I don’t see him making a prior awkward movement in order to spin on that heel.

    Comment by Phillyboijr — July 16, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

  11. He also taps the front of his right foot while in his delivery which could hinder his velocity potential. His landing or plant foot that pivots could cause injury later on such as a knee or groin. That really should have been tweaked from minor league coaches at this point. Too much movement in the feet makes the entire delivery look like too much energy and effort are being used.

    Comment by Frankie O'Brien — June 25, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

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