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September 14th, 2023

Pitching is both an art and a science.

There's the art of pitch selection and location. (We call it painting the corners after all.) There's the science of movement profiles, spin rates and pure velocity. In essence, pitching is one of the most demanding tasks in all of sports, and no one talks about pitching better than pitchers themselves.

As part of the MLB Pipeline Game of the Month package, we've chatted with top pitching prospects from all over the country about their complete arsenals in a series we call the Pitching Lab. Links to each Lab story can be found below, along with its run date.

, RHP, Tigers (Oct. 25, 2023): MLB Pipeline's No. 54 overall prospect is known for the killer spin rates on his slider and shows three other potential plus pitches in his fastball, changeup and newfound cutter. Detroit's top Minor League arm showed how he makes it all work from his assignment in the Arizona Fall League. More »

, RHP, Mets (Sept. 14, 2023): The 2022 second-rounder remade his secondary pitches in pro ball, leading to a strong strikeout rate at High-A and Double-A in his first full season. At the tail end of that campaign, the former Tennessee star takes us through what's changed and what works for him now. More »

, LHP, Brewers (Aug. 21, 2023): Milwaukee's No. 6 prospect has been a strikeout machine at Triple-A Nashville all season long and brings as many as five different pitches to the table. The 24-year-old left-hander talked through how he uses multiple weapons to keep hitters off-balance. More »

, LHP, Reds (May 22, 2023): Before starring in the Majors with the Reds, Abbott was leading the Minors in strikeouts with Triple-A Louisville. The 2021 second-rounder detailed his full arsenal and what made him one of this year's breakout prospects. More »

, RHP, Rangers (May 11, 2023): White made some adjustments to allow him to stay healthier after recovering from a variety of early-career injuries. The 2018 second-rounder went over those changes, as well as his five-pitch mix. More »

, RHP, Rays (Sept. 27, 2022): The righty added pitches to his arsenal in recent years, which helped him become one of the 25 best prospects in baseball before his ascension to St. Petersburg. Bradley spoke with before making his Triple-A debut. More »

Mike Burrows, RHP, Pirates (Aug. 24, 2022): The right-hander quickly improved his stuff since Pittsburgh drafted him in 2018, and his results followed suit as he became an organizational Top 10 prospect before he underwent Tommy John surgery in spring 2023. Burrows detailed how he maximizes his three-pitch mix. More »

, LHP, Orioles (June 8, 2022): The Baltimore southpaw prospect was limited to 31 2/3 innings in 2021 but came back strong in 2022 after a lengthy rehab process. The left-hander broke down his arsenal and training regimen. More »

, LHP, Yankees (May 10, 2022): Before he was traded to the A's at the 2022 Trade Deadline, Waldichuk talked to MLB Pipeline about a pitch mix that was helping put him on the map in the New York system. More »