A concept/approach I agree with. However, it seems that pitchers who are not, or at least do not appear to be, explosive receive better reviews, are more highly favored and are more “projectable” than pitchers who move with more force (for lack of a better term) towards the plate. About the “non-explosive” types you hear things like: “it looks like he’s just playing catch”, “he has such an easy delivery”, “the ball just explodes out of his hand”, “he pitches x miles per hour with little effort”.
Certainly plenty of established MLB guys throw with tremendous energy (and explosiveness), but I don’t usually hear this as a negative for them. It seems to come up in terms of potential pitching prospects. Thoughts?