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Roy Oswalt's pitching style and attitude would fit perfectly into the Detroit system. Fans would love his tenacity, hard work and quick pitching style.
Oswalt has always been known as a fast worker on the mound, as his time between pitches is often very short. This is very similar to another recent addition to the Tigers staff in Doug Fister.
He has four main pitches that he uses on a consistent basis. His fastball, which tops out anywhere between 92 and 94 mph, is his favorite. He has been known to throw his fastball very aggressively, which challenges the batters to swing or strike out. His curveball is his second-most-dominant pitch, and it usually comes in around 70 mph. Oswalt also has a slider, which he tends to use sparingly.
Finally, in 2010 Oswalt added a new pitch known as a Vulcan changeup. Similar to the circle changeup, the Vulcan changeup has a lot of movement and it becomes incredibly difficult for hitters to get a good read on its location.
Given a chance, Oswalt could bring these pitches and his work ethic to Motown and shut down opposing hitters every fifth night.