The results haven't been there for Mike Burrows in Triple-A.
The key to tracking development sometimes is to look beyond the results.
Burrows has emerged over the last two years as one of the top pitching prospects in the Pirates' system. He's got a high spin fastball that sits mid-90s. His ability to spin the ball gives him one of the best curveballs in the system. He has improved his changeup this year to give him a solid third offering, and has also seen improvements with his control.
I'm not a big fan of player comps, but it's very difficult to not make an A.J. Burnett comp here.
Maybe it's the simplified fastball/curveball combo. Maybe it's the intensity on the mound, the confident attitude off the mound, and the sleeve tattoos. Mostly, it's about what Burrows can do on th...
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