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Katsuya Nomura: 9 Things to Look For in a Pitcher

by on Jul.29, 2009 @ 1:38 am, under NPB

Katsuya Nomura's pitching recipe for success:

  1. Two or more pitches that can be thrown for strikes
  2. Can throw inside
  3. Can throw a pitch that will make the batter swing
  4. Knows how to change speeds
  5. Can throw a number of pitches well, more than the average pitcher
  6. Can locate their pitches
  7. Throws down in the zone
  8. Can strike out hitters
  9. Better than average at fielding, throwing from the set position, and a good pick-off move