BK: In terms of his style of pitching, I know he throws pretty hard, but in terms of the other stuff- movement, out pitches, etc., what do you see from him?
White: He's going to throw well above average. He's already 90-95 (mph with the fastball), and pitches at around 92-93. He's got a great plane to the hitter- the fastball runs. But he's got a curveball that's really a plus pitch. If you look at our young pitchers who are up here- Billingsley, Broxton- they threw hard, but they also had quality secondary pitches. They were what we would call a "plus pitch." They were plus pitches when we drafted them, and our player development people shaped and molded them and kept them together until they got here, and that's where Ethan's at. He's got a plus curveball, a good delivery, and throws hard. I'm not into drafting just a hard thrower, not high. I like them to have that secondary pitch.
Over the country, there's probably 2,000 guys who throw 90. 90 means nothing to me. But what separates them? It's the breaking ball. What kind of breaking ball do they have, what kind of potential do they have to throw it? Then their delivery and their command.