Man, there's nothing like reading to make me want to take a day off and journey to Scottsdale to check this guy out!
Who am I talking about? Heath Hembree, that's who!
Chris Haft of mlb.com has done a nice profile and the quote is from catching prospect Tommy Joseph, who knows how to give good quotes --
"Catching him is not as hard as people think, because his command is a lot better than what I thought it was going to be," said Tommy Joseph, another Giants prospect who caught Hembree at San Jose. "He has electric stuff. In the California League, there weren't too many guys who could hit it. As soon as we got past the eighth inning, it was pretty much locked down that we were going to win that ballgame."
Hembree complements his fastball with an effective slider. But he seems to know what's going to bring him to the big leagues.
"Most of the time when I'd try to call a slider, he'd just shake to heater," Joseph said. "He just wanted to let it fly. And there's no sense in him getting beat with his second-best pitch, you know? If he was going to get beat, he might as well get beat with his best. And he never got beat."