For those inclined to laugh at Tracy McGrady and his attempt to become a Major League pitcher, there is now video evidence that it is a real thing.
Not that he’s mowing down big league hitters or anything like that, but this video of his workout with the Sugarland Skeeters shows that he is, at the very least, a competent pitcher (courtesy of KBME Houston):
Hitters who saw McGrady (with instructions not to swing) commented that he looked good and that the ball was hard to pick up because of his long limbs. His velocity is reportedly sitting at about 87 MPH, which isn’t good enough. The wisdom goes, however, that pitchers can get away with a lack of velocity with deception and the ability to locate their pitches.
We don’t know if McGrady has the ability to do any of that, let alone mix in a second pitch, but it is interesting to see him in action nevertheless.