Heredia made his final start of the 2011 season today.

Luis Heredia most likely pitched his last game of his first professional season today with the Gulf Coast League Pirates. I liked what I saw from him even though his pitching line didn't look too great. In 3 innings, he threw 46 pitches with 31 strikes, a very healthy ratio that was in contrast to the last start I saw. He also flashed a nice change and curve which, when implemented in a "real" game plan, looks like it could keep batters off balance. Since the Pirates put such an emphasize on fastballs at this (and the next couple) levels, batters are really able to sit on the heat and not worry about looking silly on offspeed pitches.

In Heredia's first inning, the first batter hit an opposite field bloop for a single. On an atte...

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