Comments on: Developing Pitchers, Not Throwers http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/developing-pitchers-not-throwers.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:10:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/developing-pitchers-not-throwers.html#comment-9031 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 15:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18825#comment-9031 I agree that teaching them how to pitch and not throw in some instances could cause them to get hit hard, but as has been stated better in the minors than in the majors.
I look at this way,  they are learning how to handle adversity along with learning how to pitch. This article is why I pay very little attention to their stats.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/developing-pitchers-not-throwers.html#comment-9026 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 04:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18825#comment-9026 Another very insightful article. The Pirates philosophy of pounding the zone and breaking bats seems to be the right path for these young kids. By pounding the inner half, it opens up the outer half to be vulnerable. Command of the fastball leads to getting ahead and staying ahead, and ultimately makes these prospects better pitchers. It would be easy to let these guys throw breaking balls and sliders regularly like some organizations, which would lead to much higher K/BB ratios, but also increases injuries and promotes a lack of confidence to owning the inner half. Benedict has a plan and it is good to see it taking shape throughout the organizaion.

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/developing-pitchers-not-throwers.html#comment-9023 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18825#comment-9023 One would assume that the K rates will increase once the reigns are loosened on the young pitchers and they graduate from fastball academy.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/developing-pitchers-not-throwers.html#comment-9022 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18825#comment-9022 I’ve noticed the ratios more this season and the results have been positive. However, the K rates have been low, even for Tallion. Well, not low but not dominating either. Even with his wildness, I expected Allie to rack up the Ks. But, overall keeping hitters off the bases is what it boils down to.    Good job.

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