Comments on: Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Rotation http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-rotation.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:14:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-rotation.html#comment-24711 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:22:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46724#comment-24711 It won’t come to it because he will be on strict 100 pitch count with max pitch per inning limits (like everyone else in the system). He’ll be lucky to hit 180 is everything goes well.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-rotation.html#comment-24706 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 04:28:42 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46724#comment-24706 So you think the Pirates will let him throw 200 IP if it comes to it?

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By: Becky Alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-rotation.html#comment-24702 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:08:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46724#comment-24702 The so-called “Verducci Effect” has been thoroughly debunked. Its not the number of innings but the stress incurred during the outings. If you keep them on short leashes in games they will be fine.

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By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-rotation.html#comment-24700 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:30:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46724#comment-24700 What do the Pirates do about Gerrit Cole’s innings this year, especially if he’s called up and we’re in contention in Sept?

He threw 132 IP last year so conventional wisdom says to limit him to probably 160-170 IP this year, which could be an issue in a pennant race. Jameson Taillon is in a much better position one year behind, threw 142 IP last year and could theoretically get called up mid 2014 and throw closer to 200 IP

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-rotation.html#comment-24695 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:17:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46724#comment-24695 j: You know I have been a fan of Kyle McPherson from the day they drafted him – in fact I thought that Watson and he were steals in the 9th and 14th Rounds that year. In 2011 he was lights out at Hi A and AA, but last year he was good at AA with an awesome 46k/5W ratio, but he only pitched 18 innings at AAA before coming up in Sep. The 18 innings were excellent, but I think he can benefit from starting at AAA and then being ready to join the SP or RP ranks around the All Star Break.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-rotation.html#comment-24694 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:40:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46724#comment-24694 That all sounds about right.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/02/spring-training-2013-position-battles-the-rotation.html#comment-24693 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:40:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=46724#comment-24693 I sure would prefer that they let KMac and Locke duke it out in April in the MLB rotation, then the loser heads to AAA when Liriano returns (or by then another spot may open, you never know).

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