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How Chad Kuhl and Trevor Williams Turned Their Seasons Around

Trevor Williams and Chad Kuhl have been two of the best Pirates starters since the beginning of June. Photo Credit: David Hague
How Chad Kuhl and Trevor Williams Turned Their Seasons Around

PITTSBURGH — There are plenty of similarities between Chad Kuhl and Trevor Williams.

The pair of Pirates starters are both tall right-handers, with Williams an inch taller at 6-foot-3. They were both born in 1992 with Williams turning 25 in April and Kuhl set to do so in September. They both played collegiately, with Kuhl at Delaware and Williams at Arizona State, and they were also both drafted in 2013.

The other thing they share is at the beginning of this season, each player’s first full season in Major League Baseball, they stunk.

On May 8, Williams made his first start of the season after spending the first five weeks of the season in the bullpen and got shellacked, giving up eight runs in three innings to the Los Angeles Dodgers to spike his ERA to 7.98.

On May 26, Kuhl g...

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