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Phil Hughes Has a Better Cutter Than Mariano Rivera

style="text-align: justify;">After failing in his first attempt in the rotation in 2008, Phil Hughes spent most of last season in the bullpen before he got another chance. Well, Hughes certainly learned a thing or two while he was there.

We always knew that Hughes had a good fastball, but before last year he never threw a cutter. He must have had Mariano Rivera help him with it because the pitch has flown past Hughes’ curve as his second best pitch.

In terms of wCT value he has also thrown a better cutter than Mariano the Cutter Master.

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