Ichiro Suzuki is heading back to Seattle, the Mariners confirmed Wednesday.
The problem for the 23-year-old player lies in faulty mechanics and a lack of exposure to good MLB curveballs. Not breaking pitches, but curveballs specifically. The weapon of choice in Japan is the split-fingered fastball which is essentially a change-up, albeit one with much sharper movement.
“He’s basically like a high school hitter because he’s never seen a good curveball,” one scout told Yahoo. “He’s seen fastballs and changeups. And you’re asking a high school hitter to jump to the major leagues?”
What exacerbates the problem for Ohtani, though, is he has to cheat on inside fastballs. He has to get started early to turn on the pitch, and the issue with that is it leaves him susceptible to curveballs, especially from left-handers as was shown in his strikeout against Clayton Kershaw earlier this week.
The video , which was shared on Snapchat by French model Laura Cuenca, shows Beckham in a hotel room bed with a box of pizza and what appears to be a brown cigarette in his hand. In the video, which is seven seconds long, Cuenca is shown briefly with a credit card in her hand and lines of a powdery white substance in front of her.
Beckham is currently in Europe for a Nike-sponsored trip. He tweeted something after the video went viral that appears to address it.
Another candidate has emerged to buy the Panthers.
Michael Rubin, the owner of Fanatics apparel, is “a serious bidder” to become the new owner of the NFL franchise, ESPN reported .
Rubin did not comment on the situation when asked by ESPN.