From: Joe Schmoe on
I watched only the first five innings or so of the game last night. I
see why the Braves like Mike Minor. He looks to have excellent control
and a nice variety of pitches. I was surprised to see that the speed of
his fastball was not 90-91 MPH as been mentioned, but was more like
92-93. He struck out one batter on a fastball at 95. This is very good
heat for a LH pitcher, so he is not just a crafty junkballer. The
changeup was very nice, and he probably should have thrown it more. He
threw the curveball for low strikes. He's green, but he has a lot of