...then I'd say the feather-touch he needed to shoot well would translate to good command of his pitches. Slam dunking requires no actual skill other than being able to jump really high. Which is why I find the modern NBA completely unwatchable.
Sure, go here first: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4-ZlotX4yk
That's the pitching video.
Then check out the hoops action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO3yUK5VV3E
or (still photo): http://www.maxpreps.com/photo/gallery.aspx?athleteid=ac4548f8-7b19-491b-885a-e97f0e5485de&imageid=19a9cb07-b4ad-416c-971d-a8f88adff35d&ssid=61c3c85c-e2fb-45d7-841a-0573891bad91#imageid=818697aa-200a-4968-a5be-ab221ee17331 (would just import it, but it's copyrighted, so I don't want to cause any issues)
And, I'm pretty sure he's No. 12 in the dark shirt in this vid messing around with some dunking action with his teammates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1fOdv9HdUY
Whuddya think, Doc? How does the above-the-rim stuff translate to the mound?
Pitching involves the legs, too, and I didn't know if the leaping ability combined with the long arms and athleticism gave any insights. I don't recall many instances of the leaping/slashing type hoops player making a transition to pitching, so it's intriguing.
I like the pick, and I don't know anything about him. M's drafted an athlete.....with a great upside. This guy scored 21 and grabbed 15 rebounds agame. He's athletic. He probably competes, as well. I like it.
I'm willing to bet that Cliff Lee had a sweet lefthanded baseline jumper at some point and that Felix was a pretty good (roly poly) soccer player, too.