Stolmy Pimentel has a 0.30 ERA in 30.1 IP. Photo Credit: Mark Olson
Through three weeks in Altoona, the biggest story coming out of the AA affiliate is Stolmy Pimentel’s remarkable success. While some of us predicted he would be effective in AA this season, the results so far are beyond all expectations:
2 W, 0 L, 1 ER, 19 H, 14 BB, 28 K in 30.1 innings pitched
As Tim Williams reported last week, Pirates Director of Minor League Operations Larry Broadway has been impressed with the 23-year old’s stuff, and the organization is once again instilling the importance of fastball command with another pitching prospect.
Although I’ve only seen the right-hander on video so far this season, I had a chance to finally talk with him face-to-face to get his own thoughts on the hot start to...
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John Eshleman wrote for Pirates Prospects in 2012 and 2013, providing live coverage of the State College Spikes and the Altoona Curve. He now writes for the prospect team at Baseball Prospectus, and occasionally guest contributes for Pirates Prospects. John earned a Ph.D in Rural Sociology from Penn State University in 2016 and has held academic positions at North Carolina State and Duke Universities. Now, he is chasing his dream of joining an MLB front office. He lives in Durham, NC