"No humidity,no wind=less movement"
Wind isn't what makes the ball move, air does.
His ERA indoors for the past three seasons is 1.73. That's great for Toronto.
The bad news is our record in his starts for the past three seasons is 53-39. When anyone else starts it's 177-217.
They are going to pump in small amounts of helium.
It'll be like the chipmunks album.
His first spring training here when he was here on a minor league contract showed him getting lit up as well. The high Arizona winds make his knuckler almost useless. The wind causes it to rotate on its way to the plate and reduces the movement that the friction between the non-rotating ball and the air would create.
Wakefield in ST was the same as well as in windy conditions.
No need to worry.
He'll be the first pitcher to win back to back CY awards in both NL and AL.
That'll go along nicely with his WS ring he gets too.