Comments on: Grading the Results from the Fastball Academy http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/grading-the-results-from-the-fastball-academy.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/grading-the-results-from-the-fastball-academy.html#comment-6859 Fri, 13 May 2011 12:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10585#comment-6859 Cain’s FB sat between 86-89? That’s the first I’d heard of that. 

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By: Kevin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/grading-the-results-from-the-fastball-academy.html#comment-6858 Thu, 12 May 2011 21:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10585#comment-6858 Yes ZVR is much better than his ERA. I had a chance to see him against Kannapolis a few weeks ago. He gave up a homer (maybe 2) but was very impressive with the fastball. Good arm, good body, solid mechanics, … everything you could want in a pitching prospect.

The only downside was his velocity was in the 86-89 range which was similar to Cain on the same evening.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/grading-the-results-from-the-fastball-academy.html#comment-6857 Thu, 12 May 2011 18:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10585#comment-6857 No, I would not. He and Quinton Miller are the extreme ends. They are too hittable right now. ZVR is massively homer prone this season, which means he’s leaving too many meatballs in the heart of the zone.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/05/grading-the-results-from-the-fastball-academy.html#comment-6856 Thu, 12 May 2011 15:51:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=10585#comment-6856 So, would you say that ZVR is better than his ERA shows?

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