Tahnaj Thomas: Bullpen Role Helping Focus On Throwing Strikes

ALTOONA, Pa. - Making the switch from starter to reliever isn’t something that everyone can pick up right away. It’s a completely different mentality to get called out of the bullpen in the middle of the game as opposed to going into the day knowing you were going to start the game.

“Whenever your name is called, you’ve got to be ready.” Tahnaj Thomas told Pirates Prospects about switching to the bullpen this season for the Altoona Curve.

Thomas had started every game he had played since joining the Pirates system in 2019, after coming over from the then Cleveland Indians in the Erik Gonzalez trade. He's been coming out the bullpen for the majority of the season for the Curve.

The switch from starter to reliever isn’t the first change he’s made, as Thomas is also a converted pitch...



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As with Flowers I can see Thomas making his way to Pittsburgh next season.

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