Jordan Tuwiner wrote:For Tillman to be effective he'll need to locate his fastball much better. His problem has always been the long ball and he got lucky with HRs last year. If he can do that and continue to show a plus curve and much improved changeup, I think we'll see some good things from him.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:But his 2S and change have been refined and he truly looked better.
ofahn wrote:TuckerBlair89 wrote:But his 2S and change have been refined and he truly looked better.
Tillman also needs to be more aggressive when he has two strikes on a batter. The nibbling at that point results in full count, center cut, fastballs that get crushed. It also costs him about 20 - 25 pitches an outing. I mean, for crying out loud, if your stuff is good enough to get the first two strikes then it's good enough to get the third one. If he ever figures that out he might be an effective ML SP; although I have my doubts he will ever trust his stuff enough.
Rising O's wrote:Nice straight change got an easy ground ball from Ichiro.
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