Maaaaan, this kills me to admit -- but they butchered it. In year's past, this was one of the few straight-up curveballs that were not only viable online, but it was a legit weapon to not be trifled with.
This year, it's loopy and easy to time-up. Don't get me wrong, I love this card but I was hoping for a bit more from this specific pitch. Maybe it's just too early for me to judge, but first impressions have me feeling down on this pitch.
His delivery, on the other hand, is excellent and re-created perfectly.
Yea I haven’t seen him yet but like I’ve said in other posts Vida was always hard to hit with that delivery and the fastball/curveball combo. Even his silvers. But curveballs are trash this year. Still probably viable with the delivery and fastball slider.
To me deliveries overall dont feel as realistic this season