Relief Pitcher | Free Agents
He's a good late inning man, which is when being a pitcher really counts. He struggles with his command at times and is still learning to mix his pitches and set up hitters. Churich has to keep the ball down, especially against lefties, or he gets hit hard and often. Churich also has a decent changeup. Dating back to his days in the minors, Churich has been more effective against righthanders than lefthanders.
Defense & Hitting
He's average in terms of controlling the running game. He tends to fall off slightly to the first-base side of the mound, making him vulnerable to bunts toward third base. He makes up for that minor flaw by being aggressive in fielding his position. Churich is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Churich has some pop in his swing.
I just don't know if The Free Agents are ever going to get what they expect out of him.
-- Moostard Nyman