Sunday, June 9, 2013

So 3rd Round pick Kent Emanuel thinks pitch counts are overrated, too

A day after University of North Carolina head coach Mike Fox said pitch counts were overrated for college players (with the issue coming up after Fox had Astros' 3rd Round pick Kent Emanauel throw 175 pitches in three days), Emanuel - despite getting knocked out of UNC's Super-Regional after throwing 2.1IP, 7H/4ER, 1K:1BB - agreed.

You spend a lot of time preparing to be able to throw and do stuff like this, so it's a non-factor.

Fox said that Emanuel just couldn't locate his off-speed stuff, so he was relying on his 87-89mph fastball, which got hammered.