Contemplating Evan Meek as a starting pitcher


In today’s Q&A at the PBC Blog, Dejan Kovacevic discussed the idea of converting Evan Meek to a starting pitcher. When I first read Dejan’s feature article on Meek a couple weeks ago, I had the same thought. “I wonder if Meek could become a starting pitcher. Maybe he could be the type of diamond in the rough that the Pirates desperately need.” So I started digging.

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Evan Meek Named to the 2010 All-Star Game

It was announced today that Evan Meek will be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ representative on the National League roster of the 2010 All-Star Game.  Meek is in the middle of a tremendous season in which he’s posted a 0.98 ERA in 46 innings of work, with an 8.2 K/9, a 2.2 BB/9, and a .183 BAA. Meek currently has the best ERA in the National League of all players with 30 or more innings pitched, and ranks third behind top...

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Meek named to NL All-Star team

Pirates reliever Evan Meek was named to his first All-Star game today. Meek’s 0.98 ERA is the best in baseball among pitchers with 40+ innings.

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Trading From the Bullpen in 2010

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a ton of trades in the last two seasons, dealing away seven of their eight starting position players from Opening Day 2008, along with plenty of other players on the roster or in the organization at the time.  A lot has been said about how the Pirates won’t be dealing anyone away this year, although anyone who believes a team with a 25-50 record will, or should, keep the team together...

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John Raynor returned to the Marlins

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates returned 2010 Rule 5 draft selection John Raynor to the Florida Marlins.  Raynor was designated for assignment last week in order to make room for extra pitching help.  He only saw 11 plate appearances with the Pirates, hitting for a .200/.273/.200 line, with his two hits being singles. Rob Biertempfel reports that the Marlins refused the trade offers made by the Pirates, and decided to keep...

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