Perhaps one of the most interesting roster decisions the Pirates will have coming up will be with JT Brubaker. The tall, skinny right-hander is Rule 5 eligible this coming offseason, and is putting up some impressive numbers lately in Triple-A.
Brubaker has been throwing in the upper 90s the last few years, and holding that velocity deep into starts. The problem is that he has been too hittable for a guy with his stuff, and hasn't struck out a lot of batters in the process. He's also had some control issues to boot.
That all has been changing lately. His start last night -- one earned run on five hits in 6.2 innings, with no walks and five strikeouts -- continued an impressive run. Brubaker has a 2.04 ERA in 39.2 innings over his last six starts, with a 34:4 K/BB ratio. He hasn't giv...
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