the "Phil Hughes Rules" are really paying off for the New York Yankees.
Limiting the number of innings the New York Yankees allow Hughes to pitch has not helped his career. Some believe it has hurt him. They may be right.
Hughes, who is a power pitcher, had a fast ball that was timed anywhere from 92-95 mph. This spring, it has been measured between 87-89 mph.
The New York Yankees' pitching coach, Larry Rothschild, has stated that Hughes must increase his arm strength. The best way to do that is to pitch, but that is something the Yankees have been hesitant to allow their young pitchers to do.
The most innings Hughes ever worked in the minors was 116 in 2006. He allowed only 73 hits and struck out 138 batters.
Hughes joined the Yankees in 2007 after pitching a meager total of 37 and two-thirds innings for three minor league teams. He started 13 games for the Yankees, pitching 72 and two-thirds innings.
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