Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Karstens Exits Outing With Injury; Hurdle Believes Team Can Finish http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-karstens-exits-outing-with-injury-hurdle-believes-team-can-finish.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:46:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-karstens-exits-outing-with-injury-hurdle-believes-team-can-finish.html#comment-19724 Sun, 02 Sep 2012 01:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40904#comment-19724 That’s why you never use a rookie pitcher’s major league numbers in his first season or first handful of games to evaluate his major league abilities. We know McPherson is stingy with the walks.
Umpires will not give borderline pitches to rookie pitchers, that is one reason (basically because umpires are jagoffs), and another reason is rookies are naturally nervous and timid at first. You really can’t use the major league numbers to evaluate young pitchers until after they have at least gotten through a full season.

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By: Kristy Robinson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-karstens-exits-outing-with-injury-hurdle-believes-team-can-finish.html#comment-19700 Sat, 01 Sep 2012 16:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40904#comment-19700 Yeah, walking batters, hitting players isn’t something he struggles with. I’m sure nerves had a lot to do with it. Good to see him go after his final two with his fastball and get them to chase though. Learning experience for him.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-karstens-exits-outing-with-injury-hurdle-believes-team-can-finish.html#comment-19695 Sat, 01 Sep 2012 13:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=40904#comment-19695 I NEVER thought I’d read this about KMc: “McPherson struggled with the walks”

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