Comments on: West Virginia Game Recap: 8/7/11 Taillon Start http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/west-virginia-game-recap-8711-taillon-start.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:36:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/west-virginia-game-recap-8711-taillon-start.html#comment-8650 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 22:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17785#comment-8650 The gun in Lakewood usually matches up with scouting reports pretty well over the years, I’ve been going there since the park opened. For him to have hit 100 the gun would have to be off by 4 mph minimum as the highest pitch I saw was 96. The WV gun seems to be fast as they were at least 1-2mph higher on every pitcher I asked about last series. I have a hard time believing¬† their numbers only based on the fact that the scouting reports don’t match them and I would think guys like Ryan Kelly and Maurice Bankston who both hit 93 pretty consistently last year on the Lakewood gun would still be around if they were really throwing 95+. I’m not saying they are wrong but I trust the Lakewood gun after all this time, I’ve seen easily 100 games there, possibly 150.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/west-virginia-game-recap-8711-taillon-start.html#comment-8643 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17785#comment-8643 Also, I was impressed with Sadler.. And Mell Rojas has a very physical body.. Looks the part most definitely

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/west-virginia-game-recap-8711-taillon-start.html#comment-8642 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17785#comment-8642 Taillon hit 100 tonight on the teams and scouts guns. I was sitting behind home plate. Believed I was by both clubs charters. Can’t remember what pitches he was that high on but it wasn’t on contact.. And hit 98 and 99 a lot. Stadium gun was on a lot, but also off a lot! So, my question is, with that vela on FB, how does he get hit? Seems like it’s a few bad pitches every outing keeping from dominating or just lack of using off speed?

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