Comments on: First Pitch: Who Could Step Into the Rotation if Wandy Goes on the DL? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 18 May 2014 19:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26220 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:30:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26220 I don’t even really think its control that Tim focuses on so often with Wilson. To me, it seems that there is such a difference in his stuff between starting and relieving, that he is much more valuable out of the pen, that 95-97 fastball becomes 91-94 and even he said as much. He lets it go more out of the pen and they haven’t found a way for him to keep that velocity in starts for more than a few innings, and then his control starts to sag because he knows he isn’t throwing as hard and is trying to place his pitches more, and it just becomes a rocky road from there

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26219 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:27:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26219 You make an EXCELLENT point. I guess the success in Liriano and Sanchez to win despite that control is what is making the difference here. Most likely Oliver will be in the same boat as Wilson

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By: atniup http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26202 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:41:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26202 Lock can throw more at you than Wilson, IMO. You can argue that Wilson has better “stuff,” but Locke is better at changing speeds and has more options, in terms of pitches.

I don’t think Locke is as hittable as he looked. He left some pitches up, but that is control related. Zach Duke was hittable, at times, even when he was in control of his pitches.

McPherson isn’t right, he’s hurt or something. I’d like to see them give Irwin a start, but we’ll see.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26199 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:38:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26199 j: Exactly the case because of the off day Thursday. Watching last night, he did not pull the hamstring but it was causing some discomfort. He walked and trotted and threw a few pitches and I thought he was staying in but they made the right decision not to gamble with the health of a guy who gets you 200+ innings a year. I think Wandy will be ready by the 16th and he can stay in that spot in the Rotation until the beginning of May when the Bucs have 2 off days in the first 6 days of May. At that point they can get back into the regular rotation. Wilson threw 35 pitches over 3 innings and did very well, and who is to say that Oliver will not be able to come in and give us 3 or 4 innings – does he have options to come up and go back down?

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26197 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:08:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26197 IMO, they won’t need to worry about bringing anyone up to replace Wandy for a while. He will throw a side session before his next start I am fairly sure, they will be able to tell then how he is.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26196 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:58:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26196 Your answer is control, he gets very wild at times. I think the Pirates would like him to be a starter, he has had his chances, even last night he pitched 3 innings and the 3rd inning he was starting to slow down.

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26195 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:58:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26195 They won’t need Wandy until the 16th thanks to the off day Thursday. All the reports around town say this is very minor and he wanted to stay in the game last night. Most likely much to do about nothing, knock on wood.

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By: Sandoz http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26192 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26192 The Pirates would have been crazy to give him that kind of money at that time. They made the right decision.

But I think he is gonna have a good year and may fetch that price on the market when his contract is up in 2 years. He’s the type of pitcher that could stay pretty good into his mid 30s.

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By: Mike Adamson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26190 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:09:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26190 I’ve been asking all Spring why Justin Wilson wasn’t considered for a spot in the rotation. He looks like his stuff is better than Locke or McPherson.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/first-pitch-who-could-step-into-the-rotation-if-wandy-goes-on-the-dl.html#comment-26187 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:49:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49841#comment-26187 then why isnt Paul making $9MM with the Braves?

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