1 Pitch Every MLB Ace Still Needs to Master in Spring Training

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1 Pitch Every MLB Ace Still Needs to Master in Spring Training
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Justin Verlander is arguably the best active starting pitcher, but there's always room to improve.

Elite MLB starting pitchers distinguish themselves from lesser rotation members by consistently adjusting their strategies. Spring training provides an opportunity for aces on every team to fine-tune one of their weapons.

In many professional fields, workers are discouraged from tweaking what's been bringing them success.

That's certainly not the case in baseball. Batters will inevitably figure out an All-Star/major award winner if the approach never varies.

Though the results of exhibition games are meaningless, experimenting on major league competition is invaluable. The following innings eaters will be determined to master specific pitches in the coming weeks.

This article would have been impossible without FanGraphs and Brooksbaseball.net. Both websites ought to be consulted when researching MLB pitchers.

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