I love hearing things like this. Here at Redleg Nation, we’re very high on P Johnny Cueto. We aren’t the only ones:
I asked Rick Sweet, the Louisville manager, what Johnny Cueto throws. He said Cueto throws a fastball, changeup and a slider.
“He throws his slider at two speeds,” Sweet said. “So it’s like he’s got another pitch. He throws all his pitches for strikes.
One of the thing that sets Cueto apart is his ability to turn his fastball up a notch.
“He’ll be pitch at 89 to 92,” Sweet said. “He’ll get ahead 1-2 and throw one 95, 96. It just freezes hitters.”
Sweet, needless to say, is very high on Cueto.
Sweet! (Pun intended.)