Billy Roth threw four shutout innings today.
The Pittsburgh Pirates took right-handed pitcher Billy Roth in the 16th round of the 2013 draft, giving him a $190,000 bonus, which amounted to $90,000 against the draft pool. Roth was a highly rated prep pitching prospect with a clean delivery, a fastball that could touch 92 MPH, and a sharp breaking ball. Coming into today's start he had a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings on the season. Today was the first time I had a chance to see Roth pitch, and he once again put up strong results, throwing four shutout innings with two walks, two hits, and one strikeout.
Roth retired the side in order in the first inning, sitting 90-91 MPH and touching 92 twice. He sat in the 90-91 MPH range the entire outing, dipping down to 89-91 in the fourth inning, but ne...
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