Throw it as hard as you can?

I’m curious if any of you think the criteria change for lefties. At the youth level, there are so many less of them, it’s hard to compare, but as they move up, is the relative importance of velocity vs. control different for lefties than righties?

As a general rule I think lefties can get away without as much velo as a righty. That being said, velocity is velocity. Just because a lefty can in some cases get away with less velo, a lefty with a + fastball is going to be in demand.