Phil Hughes Q&A at FanGraphs


David Laurila of FanGraphs recently chatted with Phil Hughes … well, it was a really one-sided chat. Laurila asked Hughes about his repertoire and the adjustments he’s made through the years, and Phil basically went on to talk about his evolution as a pitcher since high school. Interestingly enough, he mentioned that his stride and other mechanical nuances haven’t been the same since blowing out his hamstring in 2007. Arm injuries are obviously the major concern for pitchers, but we often write off the long-term of leg injuries. Anyway, make sure you check it out. It’s well worth your time.

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  1. Robinson Tilapia says:

    That chat is the absolute polar opposite of a Suzyn Waldman interview.

  2. jjyank says:

    Nice piece. For me, it always makes me like a player more when I read stuff like this. This wasn’t a character piece or anything, and I’m sure that any pitcher could do the same thing. But still, reading stuff like this is cool and makes me like Hughes more, just getting inside his head a little.

  3. JU says:

    I’ve said on this site and others many times that Phil Hughes was changed after that leg injury and that all of his problems were subsequent/consequent of it. And I was laughed at and ridiculed. Suck it

    • Now Batting says:

      You were laughed at because you made it after he made one MLB start and had no evidence to back it up besides your gut. Yes you were right, but the analysis behind your argument made no sense.

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