How important is it to have a pitcher with 5 pitches then it is a pitcher with 3 pitches? Is it very important or does it not matter how many pitches a pitcher has?
4/28/2013 4:43 PM
When looking at 4 different pitchers and for example all 4 has the same exact stamina, strength, VSL, VSR, control, and velocity which would you choose?

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4/28/2013 4:45 PM
I'm beginning more and more to think its a big deal. Especially if all 5 pitches are over 50.
4/28/2013 4:48 PM
That's hard to find though isn't it? I have 1 guy with all 5 pitches 50+ and he doesn't seem to be that great.  Andrew Phillips
4/28/2013 4:53 PM
He is doing pretty good this season but his ML totals aren't a standout.
4/28/2013 4:55 PM
None of those pitches are dominant and a lefty split in the 50s isn't great.

I didn't vote because the answer is "it depends."  I'd rather a pitcher with 4 pitches rated 50+ than a pitcher with 5 pitches and a 5th pitch rating of 25.  The low rated 5th pitch hurts him.
4/28/2013 5:13 PM
The quality of the pitches themselves are more important than just the number of pitches.
4/28/2013 6:11 PM

I'm sure that effective starters with two pitches are few and far between. 

4/28/2013 6:36 PM
At least in my experience, three pitch pitchers seem to under-perform, while guys with 5 good pitches seem to over-perform.
4/28/2013 7:19 PM
From my little experience it seems all things being equal the more pitches the better, but if the pitcher has solid pitch numbers he can survive with less than 3 pitches 

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4/28/2013 9:17 PM
2 pitch pitchers are almost always relievers (based on DUR/STA).

My earlier comment was supporting burnsy's comment.  A four pitch pitcher with high pitch ratings will be better than a five pitch pitcher with average pitch ratings (assuming all else is equal).

Also, to burnsy's point, a low rated 5th pitch (less than 30) is more of a detriment than an advantage.
4/28/2013 9:41 PM
unless you have a guy like this who can pitch every 2 days lol

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4/28/2013 11:34 PM
Um... Holy sh!t
4/29/2013 12:10 AM
Wow!  When that guy signs his next contract for $110M, I think he will actually be a bargain.
4/29/2013 1:50 PM
How hard is the guy who had the #1 pick kicking himself in the nuts?
4/29/2013 2:00 PM
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