Kevin Brown, RHP Four quality pitches: sinking and running fastballs in the 91 to 96 mph range, a split-finger and a very sharp slider. Let him get ahead of you, and you're dead. You pretty much have to sit on a fastball—you'll usually get it.
Andy Ashby, RHP Curveball with sharp top-to-bottom break is his out pitch. Appeared fatigued down stretch and, perhaps because of tiredness, didn't throw his split-fingered fastball much late in the season.
Joey Hamilton, RHP Fastball sinks and runs, but curve isn't real sharp. Slider is his out pitch. Velocity on fastball is good (91 to 93) but down from 93 to 96 in past years.
Sterling Hitchcock, LHP Splitter with good downward action, which he used more often in second half, is his out pitch. Makes all his other pitches (fastball, curve, slider) more effective.
RH Trevor Hoffman has fastball that's pretty straight, but he also has a slider, a big overhand curve and a changeup that's his out pitch. Having all those pitches is huge plus for a closer. Throws any pitch at any time. LH Randy Myers throws more sliders than he used to, especially to righthanded batters, because fastball is pretty straight and only around 87 to 88 mph. Doesn't have closer's stuff anymore, but he can be effective against lefthanders. RH Dan Miceli has good movement on two-and four-seam fastballs and relies on curve and splitter as out pitches. Doesn't quite have the stuff to be a closer. RH Donne Wall has straight fastball and sinking fastball plus slow curve, but best pitch is changeup with good downward action. RH Brian Boehringer can be inconsistent; sharp slider is out pitch. LH Mark Langston has the big curve, still out pitch. Needs to spot circle changeup. Fastball isn't so fast and doesn't have much movement. Time's running out on his career.
San Diego lineup has several guys who can be pitched to, but there's still a lot of power there. Padres don't have exceptional team speed. With Brown at top of a strong rotation, San Diego has a chance to beat Braves if its pitching can hang in with Atlanta's.