BRADENTON, Fla. -- Lefty Justin Wilson took the mound at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. on Monday night for his first outing of the spring. After walking his first batter, the 24-year-old settled down and looked impressive in his 2012 spring debut.
"I had some jitters," Wilson said. "Especially with the first hitter. It’s always nice to get out there and once I slowed things down, I felt good and just wanted to keep throwing strikes."
"The first batter, I’m sure he had some nerves," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. "Whether it’s spring training, it’s the first time this kids got on the mound. It’s a big league game to him. Four quick balls, then boom, he went to work. It was good to see him repeat his delivery, downhill plane with that velocity. It’s hard to hit. It’s hard to s...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.