The more anyone looks and studies the human body, its ability to balance and adjust to all kinds of conditions, the more amazed one realizes just how magnificent that entity is. Somewhere along the line this man has practiced and progressed with this style, commanded his spot, took care of business.
On the other hand….this pitcher is NOT, repeat NOT, a man that I would like to – have – or ordered to coach. Why? Because his style is not something that I could observe and suggest this-or-that, once he … as we call it … “lost it’. These guys that perform in a “non-typical way” are a mind field for a man like me. Me, I’d call in sick.
In any event, along the lengthy road up the minors, somebody must have said to themselves and the front office bright lights – “looks good to me,” so there he is.
This crossover delivery is not user friendly to the lumbar and the spine. It also “pulls” violently on the pitching shoulder. Add to all that, this man and men like him are very weak against the push bunt/slug bunt on the third base side.
As far as commenting on ball control, pitch inventory, ERA’s or anything remotely close to pitching speak, as a coach, I look at it this way:
He’s not going to change – that’s a given. So, use the man until he self-destructs or even worse, then release the guy, then fill the slot with someone else.