Analysis

Tim Alderson’s Future

Tim Alderson’s Future

Alderson isn't assured of a minor league rotation spot this year.

A lot has been written about Tim Alderson this off-season.  Alderson is coming off a horrible year, where he totally fell apart at the AA level, was demoted to high-A, and didn't fare any better at the lower level.  A lot of that had to do with a drop in velocity, with Alderson throwing in the mid-80s for most of the season.

A month ago, Tim Keong of ESPN looked at Alderson's missing velocity.  In the article he noted that Alderson's high school pitcher, after watching Alderson pitch, said he was a better pitcher when he was a freshman in high school than he is now.  The article concluded with Alderson proclaiming that he can throw a baseball again.  Tom at Rumbunter was down at Spring Training at the start of the ...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Analysis

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Analysis

Williams: Previewing a Live Upcoming Look at the Pirates Prospects in the AFL

Tim WilliamsOctober 19, 2017

Williams: How I Would Expand and Realign Major League Baseball

Tim WilliamsOctober 18, 2017

Williams: The 2018 West Virginia Roster Could Rebuild the Pirates’ Farm System

Tim WilliamsOctober 18, 2017

Williams: Five Players Who Can Improve the Pirates the Most From Within

Tim WilliamsOctober 16, 2017

Three Young Pitching Prospects Use Instructs to Work Towards a Common Goal for 2018

John DrekerOctober 15, 2017

Williams: The Pirates Have Added More Prospects With Power in the Last Year

Tim WilliamsOctober 12, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects