Comments on: Minor League Schedule: 5/22/12 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/minor-league-schedule-52212.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:46:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/minor-league-schedule-52212.html#comment-15200 Tue, 22 May 2012 15:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31653#comment-15200 If Taillon’s change becomes an above average pitch, and he continues pitching down in the zone, he might not need the other pitches.

Right now he throws a plus fastball and a plus curveball. He pitches off the fastball, and the curve is a great strikeout pitch. Even if he added one of the other two pitches, he probably wouldn’t use them much.

I don’t know if they’ll bring one back, but if they do I could see the two-seamer coming back. Pirates pitching prospects seem to add that/bring it back around Double-A, after they’ve mastered their first three pitches.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/minor-league-schedule-52212.html#comment-15199 Tue, 22 May 2012 15:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31653#comment-15199 Oh sorry, John, I meant. Anyone I suppose, I just hadn’t paid attention to who the author was.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/minor-league-schedule-52212.html#comment-15188 Tue, 22 May 2012 13:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=31653#comment-15188 Tim,

I was just curious about this. With Taillon coming into the organization with both a 2-seamer and a slider, do you see them re-introducing those pitches to his repertoire at some point? Before his assumed jump to the pros, I mean. It seems as though once you make it that high up, you more or less have the freedom to throw pitches with your feet while standing on your head as long as you’re getting guys out.

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