Aaron Pribanic has had an up and down year this year. The right hander, originally acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell trade, has put up a 4.03 ERA in 111.2 innings this year. He started off strong, with a 2.29 ERA in 59 innings over the first two months of the season with Altoona, spanning 11 appearances and 10 starts. Pribanic looked like a guy who could be in line for a call-up to the AAA level. Then, in the month of June, Pribanic fell apart.
In 22.2 innings, spanning five starts, Pribanic put up an 8.74 ERA. In his first three starts of July, Pribanic combined to allow 11 runs in 17 innings. He has since rebounded in his last two starts, allowing two runs in 13 innings. He went from looking great in the first two months of the season, to looking awful in the majority of his next eight starts. So which one is the real Pribanic?
A big issue with the sinker ball pitcher is his strikeouts. Pribanic h...
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