BA did an article on Trey McNutt but it's pay to see but figured I could give the community the highlight's. It's a very encouraging piece in that McNutt is becoming a more complete pitcher. Nothing new with the article saying he ran his four seam FB to the mid 90's. Also showed an at times 'lively" two seam FB. Left some pitches up in the zone which was a concern coming into the year.
It seem's McNutt has 2 beaking pitches (CB and SL). The CB get's called a SL sometimes because it has 2 plane break but say's both pitches are distintly different. It does go on to say that niether is a true wipeout pitch (like I had thought) but are still swing and miss pitches.
The best part of the article though, is that he is showing a very promising CU. Still being used sparingly it has nice sink and 8-10 mph difference from his FB. He used it to strike out a ML hitter (Fred Lewis who was on rehab assignment). McNutt said it's now his favorite pitch.
So real good news here as some were projecting McNutt as potentially a late inning power arm out oif the bullpen. The thing that I will be watching closely is how long he goes into games this year. While he put up an outstanding season last year his average outing was only 4 2/3 innings. Some of that could be contributed to leaving a couple outings early but he did put on 15 pounds so hopefuly that bodes well for his stamina. McNutt will be the most closely monitored Cub farmhand by me. I'm really hoping scoutingthesally.com will get a chance to see him in Tennesssee this year.