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Mound Visit: What ails Crick’s slider? ☕


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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- If it seems like I just wrote about how effective Kyle Crick's slider was, well, it was because I did just write that. Things can change quickly in baseball, and this right-hander's go-to out pitch is the latest offering to prove this theorem.

What, if anything, has changed to provoke Crick's bread-and-butter to turn from a deliciously snappy missile into something encrusted with hittable mold?

Well, we can start with the fact that hitters have not been tempted by the pitch:

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