Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. Statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs .
Wednesday, 6:35 PM – Andrew Werner
Werner was an undrafted free agent who got his start in professional baseball by spending two years in the independent Frontier League. He signed with San Diego as a 24-year-old in 2011 and put up a 3.23 ERA in 136.1 innings split between Low-A and High-A. He has spent most of 2012 in Double-A, receiving a promotion to Triple-A in late July. He has continued having success in the upper levels, with a 3.70 ERA in 126.1 innings. Werner is making his major league debut, so there is no PITCHf/x data available for him. From what I was able to find, he throws in the upper 80’s and mostly survives on strong command.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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