Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 3/8/13
By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Staff Writer 2013 Outlook: In 2012 we saw a slight concern with Jered as his average fastball velocity dipped down a full tick from 89 to 88 mph. However, Jered does several other things really well that compensate for the lost velocity. Look to Jered to be the team ace again this year as he does an incredible job entering each game with a plan of attack, throws first pitch strikes, pounds the zone, and pitches to contact which will allow the Angels excellent defensive arrangement to make even the most dangerous hits look routine. Jered's consistent release points combined with his pinpoint control (resulting in his low WHIP's) plus a variety of pitches that reach 88-92 on his fastball down to the high 60's on his curveball that keep most hitters off balance and helps to induce a lot of weak contact in the form of line drives and fly balls. Jered has one of the best, if not THE best changeup in the major leagues. The fly balls he generates ...
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