“We do have a pitching plan and then there’s a vision, but as a part of that vision, we have to break down each pitcher individually,” Banner said. “For some players, they go into a velocity bucket. For others, they go into a command bucket. For others, they go into a shape bucket, whatever it may be, that is going to be the key for them to improve enough to move to the next level.
Jared Banner, the Chicago Cubs’ new VP of player development, emphasizes an ‘evidence-based’ approach to cultivating the next group of core players