Comments on: Heredia Finishes Season on a High Note; Features a New Curveball http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19919 Sun, 09 Sep 2012 16:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19919 When John talked about the newer curve being firmer (with more velocity), how much harder are talking? There wasn’t a definitive radar measurement in the article, just that it was faster than his slower, loopier curve.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19837 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19837 He’ll probably be in West Virginia.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19836 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19836 He’ll be in West Virginia next year, for the majority if not the whole year.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19835 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19835 I wonder how well Heredia will do in Bradenton next year? Different league, different pitching coach?

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By: John Eshleman http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19834 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19834 For the time being, he might throw it occasionally to certain batters in certain counts. Ultimately, the idea is to feature the firmer one.

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By: e poc http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19830 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19830 Thanks. That makes sense. Did the pitching coach mention whether the slower curve will remain in Heredia’s arsenal?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19829 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19829 Great job John!!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19828 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19828 ahhh….the old ‘curveball is an illusion’ axiom. lol

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19827 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19827 lol

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/heredia-finishes-season-on-a-high-note-features-a-new-curveball.html#comment-19824 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=41275#comment-19824 not really. if you throw a very tight curveball with added speed it would take longer for the ball to actually begin to move in a different angle, which is basically how a slider can appear. gravity begins to pull on the ball immediately; if its slower, the curve appears quickly such as the one Karstens throws. if its tighter and faster, late break happens such as the Grilli Cheese.

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