Oh, Pustulio, come on! You mean to tell me that your coach wouldn't let you pitch this year because you don't have a fast ball? Let me tell you something---there have been many coaches and managers through the years who wouldn't give a pitcher a second look because he didn't have a fast ball. There have been major league scouts who wouldn't even consider a pitcher because he didn't have a fast ball. And where did it get them?
Let me give you an example. Ed Lopat. He probably would have never made it to the majors because he didn't have a fast ball. It was a good thing that a former umpire, Billy Evans, who had become the president of the AA Southern Association, persuaded the Chicago White Sox to take a chance on him. The Sox gave Lopat a thirty-day trial, and because he was getting the batters out they decided to keep him. The result? Four years as a good pitcher with a lousy team (and believe me, the White Sox stank on hot ice in the mid-1940s), and then he was traded to the Yankees and spent seven and a half years being a very good pitcher with a great team, 1948 to the middle of 1955.
And here's the irony of the whole thing. The Cleveland Indians, whose deadly nemesis he was (40-13 lifetime), could have had him. They could have purchased his contract from the Southern Association's AA team for a few thousand---but they chose to listen to their scouts who said this guy would never make it to the majors because he didn't have a fast ball. And that decision came back to haunt them for almost twelve years.
So, O Master of the Knuckleball, don't worry about it. There is plenty of room for us finesse pitchers. 8)