Comments on: Three Stories of Stats and Fastball Command http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html#comment-9189 Mon, 05 Sep 2011 14:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19479#comment-9189 Yeah, that’s probably the most ridiculous statement that’s ever been made on this website.  We still don’t have a legit #1, however, starting next season we’ll have 2 with the potential to be so in Taillon and Cole actually in the system.  I would like to see Morton continue to improve his command and ability to pitch to lefties, if that happens into next year, I think he’s a legit #2.  As for Lincoln, I’d like to see him get a chance at least.  Olehndorf, I’d like to see stay healthy for an entire season, and to actually throw harder than my grandmother. 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html#comment-9181 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 18:57:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19479#comment-9181 Karstens a no. 1?………..Pleeeez

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html#comment-9179 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 14:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19479#comment-9179  Karstens is da man. I see him as a legit #1. . Morton and McDonald are #3′s. Correia is a servicable #4. But, if they dont pick up Maholm’s option year, they have some holes to fill next year. I dont see Lincoln or Ohlendorf as major league starting pitchers. Hopefully either Locke or Thompson develop as a major league left handed starting pitcher.

Bottom line, If Maholm is healthy, you gotta pick up that option.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html#comment-9177 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 14:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19479#comment-9177 Another example is Karstens before he tired. FB command is very important. Heck, ANY PITCH command is very important. :)

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html#comment-9176 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 13:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19479#comment-9176 Ian Kennedy may even be a better example, most of the time he is 88-89, occasionally touches 92 BUT the guy is the best young pitcher in the game.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html#comment-9175 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 13:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19479#comment-9175 they definately rely too much on fastball velocity, its just not that important. There are tons of good pitchers in MLB, very few of them power pitchers. You need to throw in the low 90′s, no doubt about that, but its embarassing how in love the Buccos are with velocity. I just dont see too many of these 6’3 230 right handed power pitchers panning out. What you need is guys who can pitch. Look what Vance Worley is doing for the Phils this year. Amazing year…he occasionally hits 91-92, but thats it.

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By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html#comment-9173 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 12:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19479#comment-9173 Thank you for this piece…

I actually think this philosophy could work out for the buccos if we can keep drafting top talent.  Like you said with Von Rosenberg, you have to be perfect with a 88mph fastball (like Greg Maddux!), but you have more room for error if you’re hitting 96. 

I’m excited to see what we do with Cole when he gets in the system.  I bet he gets off to a slow start like Taillon.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/09/three-stories-of-stats-and-fastball-command.html#comment-9171 Sun, 04 Sep 2011 05:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19479#comment-9171 Good stuff Tim!!!

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