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Q&A with Nardi Contreras - Part III

Nardi says why Ivan Nova's numbers weren't better

Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with for a long Q&A session. In Part three of our multi-part series, Nardi tells us why Ivan Nova didn't have better numbers, how George Kontos developed his secondary pitches, what Michael Dunn has to do to move quicker, if David Robertson is for real, and more.

PinstripesPlus: Ivan Nova has the great stuff but his strikeouts weren't very high and his ERA was. Why weren't his numbers better this year? Contreras: Nova throws too many strikes. Even when he gives up a hit he throws over the plate too much and he throws strikes too high, too often. He doesn't walk guys. He attacks the strike zone. Does he have the command of the curveball where you... Recommended Stories

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