Top free agents: Nos. 11-20

Originally Published: January 29, 2007
By Keith Law | Scouts Inc.


Mussina is expected to re-up with the Yankees, but if he were to explore the market, he would find solid interest. He's a plus-command, plus-control guy who also has a solid-average fastball and an actual out pitch, one of the few true knuckle-curves thrown by big-league pitchers. The pitch (sometimes called a "spike" curveball for its extremely sharp, late break) is difficult to throw for strikes, but Mussina does so, and it will keep him employed as long as he can command it. He's also been durable throughout his career, although some arm fatigue did slow him down in 2005.

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