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 the season.
“I’ve been trying to attack hitters and that’s been working pretty good,” said Pimentel.
He added, “The organization has wanted me to pitch inside, so that’s something I’ve been wor...
John Eshleman joined Pirates Prospects in 2012, providing live coverage of the State College Spikes and the Altoona Curve. He will return for the 2013 season to provide coverage of the Jamestown Jammers while they are in State College. He will also be providing coverage of the Altoona Curve throughout the year. John is currently earning a Ph.D in Rural Sociology from Penn State University, and he lives in State College with his fiance Allison. Also, he hates the designated hitter rule.