Michael Wacha has already made his mark in Cardinals’ history along with essentially still being a prospect who has a bright future ahead of him. One of his limitations that is often times repeated is his lack of pitches. He has gotten a lot of mileage out of changing speeds, but sooner or later he needs to develop another strong pitch.
Last year he attempted to develop a cut fastball, or cutter, with minimal success. But this Spring Training, he has seemed to improve on the pitch and may start the season with essentially a plus cutter.
According to MLB.com
What began mostly as experimentation in 2013 just might turn out to be the latest weapon in Michael Wacha’s growing arsenal of pitches.
As command of Wacha’s fastball, changeup and curveball come along this spring, so, too, is a cutter, a pitch that Wacha threw about a half dozen times in his 73-pitch start on Friday. Three weeks ago, Wacha was trying to find an ideal grip on the pitch. Now, he’s getting outs off it.
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