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Stolmy Pimentel Dominating Double-A Hitters With His Stuff

Stolmy Pimentel Dominating Double-A Hitters With His Stuff

Stolmy Pimentel has an 0.39 ERA in 23.1 innings for Altoona.

Stolmy Pimentel is off to a great start with the Altoona Curve this season. After throwing six shutout innings today, the right-hander has a 0.39 ERA in 23.1 innings, with a 23:13 K/BB ratio and just 13 hits allowed for a .160 BAA. I saw Pimentel a lot during Spring Training, and talked about how there's no reason he shouldn't be dominating Double-A with his stuff. That hasn't been the case in previous years. Last year he had a 4.59 ERA in 115.2 innings. The year before that he had a 9.12 ERA in 50.1 innings. So far this year he's pitching to his talent level, and that level might be above Double-A.

"He's got stuff. He's got more stuff than I thought he did," Pirates Director of Minor League Operations Larry Broadway said. "He's got better stuff than that league right now."

John Eshleman did a video breakdown of Pimentel earlier this week, looking at his start from last Thursday. We haven't seen Pimentel live since S...

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