This past Friday, Bubba Chandler made his Single-A debut on the mound.
A year ago, the Pirates lured the third rounder out of his commitment to Clemson by offering him $3 million and the opportunity to pitch and hit.
While he had already pitched in the Florida Complex League, this was the first and best opportunity so far to break down Chandler on the mound.
Looking at his Statcast whiff metrics, as well as watching him pitch, you can see why Florida Complex League hitters were no match for him. While in the FCL, Chandler struck out 45% of the batters he faced, with 27 total in 15 1/3 innings...
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