Balester said his change-up — a pitch he rarely used before two seasons ago — is much improved to the point where he feels his curveball has lagged behind at times.
"Everyone always asks me how that changes stuff, and I really don't think it is that big of a deal," Balester said. "If I was No. 100 or No. 1, it doesn't really matter. You've still got to do the work, and you've still got to go out there and perform. It's nice to know people think highly of me, but it doesn't really matter."