Comments on: First Pitch: Thoughts on Curry, the Draft, Pimentel Hitting 98, and Liriano http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-thoughts-on-curry-the-draft-pimentel-hitting-98-and-liriano.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-thoughts-on-curry-the-draft-pimentel-hitting-98-and-liriano.html#comment-27212 Fri, 10 May 2013 21:53:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53056#comment-27212 I think it is a learning process and he is doing very well in the Rotation regardless of the 1/1 K/W ratio. His AA and AAA numbers were 3/1 K/W, and 8.9/2.5 overall for his 7 years in the minors, so hopefully he will follow his past trend.

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By: rburgh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-thoughts-on-curry-the-draft-pimentel-hitting-98-and-liriano.html#comment-27203 Fri, 10 May 2013 17:44:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53056#comment-27203 Locke brings to mind Tom Glavine. Everything is down, great changeup, paints the corners. Now if he can just get the umps to expand the outside corner by about 6″….

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By: jalcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-thoughts-on-curry-the-draft-pimentel-hitting-98-and-liriano.html#comment-27202 Fri, 10 May 2013 16:51:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53056#comment-27202 His K rate would argue differently. Locke will not be able to have continued success with a 4.99K/9 and 4.31BB/9, He needs to get those numbers to 6 and 3 respectively.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-thoughts-on-curry-the-draft-pimentel-hitting-98-and-liriano.html#comment-27198 Fri, 10 May 2013 12:26:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53056#comment-27198 There’s been me and another guy on PG Plus (Hunter) who have been beating the drums for Locke for quite a while.

He’s not just another soft tossing lefty, a la, Duke, Maholm, etc. He can really K people. I like Jeff a lot.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/first-pitch-thoughts-on-curry-the-draft-pimentel-hitting-98-and-liriano.html#comment-27192 Fri, 10 May 2013 11:41:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=53056#comment-27192 Tim: 98 without command or movement is useless – batters will just sit on the straight fastball unless there is another pitch that can be thrown for a strike, but this is a great pickup from the Hanrahan trade. Incidentally, the Mets play-by-play guys mentioned that Hanny was on the 60 Day DL and commented on what a good trade that was for the Pirates.

Locke is one of those kids that sat in the minors until I thought we would just burn him out with mediocrity. He, Owens, and Justin Wilson were excellent the last 2 years they were in the minors, but never got a call until September. Owens is gone in the Wandy Rodriguez trade, and Locke and Wilson are doing very well at the MLB level. Locke will not dazzle with mph, but his change-up is as good as any, and he can paint the corners when he is on. .

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