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Tiger in NY
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Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher

I'll go with Mik Mussina. Both throw low 90s, but are/were good srikeout pitchers because of their strong curve. Lots of ground balls too due to the sinking action on their ball. Physically, they are very similar to. Who else do you see as a good comparison?


TIGRLEE
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Nolan Ryan.

Just bc.


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harry coleman beast
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A mix between sandy koufax and cy young


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bubbz
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re: Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher
Greg Maddux. Both have pinpoint control.


Tiger in NY
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Maddux was throwing 87 though. He had a totally different approach from Nola.

Oh, and thanks for the wiseass responses. I am not trying to turn this into a "Nola is going to the hall of fame" thread.


TigerWerm
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Mike Mussina isn't a bad comparison.

He has a little bit of David Cone too.


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guttata
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re: Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher
Oil Can Boyd-They played the same position.


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willhigg6
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re: Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher
It really depends on when in their careers you're comparing Nola to. Mussina wasn't always a slow fastball pitcher. Although, the most wins he ever had in a season was for the Yankees throwing as slow as he ever did.

But yes, I think mussina later in his career is a fair comparison.


EvrybodysAllAmerican
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Bugs Bunny. That slow pitch is unhittable.


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peopleschamp
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re: Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher
Walter Johnson or Cy young, but he is better than both. I expect Nola to surpass both of them in statistics in MLB.


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rantfan
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I was thinking Maddux last night


CamdenTiger
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Oral hershiser...


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LsuTool
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re: Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher
He's most similar to Derek Lowe but he has better control.


GeauxGus
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re: Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher
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Tiger in NY
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He's most similar to Derek Lowe


Yeah, that's a good one.


Solid contribution Gus. If this board isn't for somewhat mundane threads, then what is it for?


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Paul Allen
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re: Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher
Jim Palmer


jembeurt
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re: Compare Aaron Nola to another pitcher
Maddux was throwing mid to low 90's in his early years I believe.


Tiger in NY
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Jim Palmer


Palmer was who I was thinking of when I started this thread, then thinking about the O's I remembered Mussina and felt he would draw less criticism to my thread


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Hot Carl
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Maddux was throwing 87 though


When Maddux was winning Cy Youngs and going through one of the best 4 year stretches in MLB history, he could bump it up to 91/92. With filthy movement in and out. Of course it didn't hurt he got the benefit of an extra 6 inches on either side.


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Tiger in NY
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Maddux was throwing mid to low 90's in his early years I believe.


He could hit the low 90's,but he didn't live there during his "effective" years. At his best, he was around 88 with a ton of run on his ball.

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Of course it didn't hurt he got the benefit of an extra 6 inches on either side


But that's where the catchers glove was....he hit the glove = strike
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