During the Cubs Convention, VP Jason McLeod joked that everyone in the audience was probably stronger than noted stringbean Carl Edwards Jr. (he was, of course, taking an all-in-good fun jab at the pitcher while touting fellow wiry hurler Dylan Cease). Yet, despite the ultra-ectomorph body type, Edwards’ four-seam fastball is no joke:
- Using swinging-strike rate and grounder rate, his four-seamer was the most effective right-handed four seamer in MLB.
- His four-seamer has more cutting action than 99.5% of MLB righties.
- No matter where he throws four seamers, hitters can’t hit ’em: