Tag: Mitch Keller

Live Discussion: Pirates at Angels, 10:07; The Return of Mitch Keller

The Pittsburgh Pirates (48-69) take on the Los Angeles Angels (58-61) for three games, starting tonight at 10:07 PM. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller for his fourth Major League start. Keller was just added to the roster prior to the game tonight. He leaves the International League as the league leader in strikeouts, while […]
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Pirates Recall Mitch Keller; Richard Rodriguez Placed on Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller on Monday night for his start against the Los Angeles Angels. To make room on the active roster, right-handed pitcher Richard Rodríguez has been placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to August 10th) with right shoulder inflammation. Keller made three big league starts earlier this year, […]
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The Book on Mitch Keller: Chapter Two

Whenever one of the bigger prospect gets called up to the Pittsburgh Pirates, we do an article describing who they are and how they made their way to the majors. We have never had a second chapter to a “Book On” article because there was never a need before. Mitch Keller got his Book On […]
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Four Pirates Make Baseball America’s Best Minor League Tools Article

On Wednesday, Baseball America posted their article on the best tools around the minors. The Pittsburgh Pirates had some representation on the lists, which are voted on by minor league managers. Mitch Keller was named as the best pitching prospect in the International League and his curve was voted as the best breaking ball. For […]
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Mitch Keller’s Pitch Usage Has Changed Over His Last Three Starts

When Mitch Keller made it to the majors, everyone quickly noticed that he threw a lot of fastballs. It obviously didn’t work out well in his first two big league starts, while his third start was an average outing. Since returning to Indianapolis, his pitch usage has changed, though it didn’t happen right away. The […]
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Three Pirates Make Baseball America’s Updated Top 100 Prospects List

Earlier today we posted Baseball America’s updated top 30 prospects list for the Pittsburgh Pirates. BA also updated their top 100 prospects list, which now includes 2019 draft picks. The Pirates have three players in the new top 100. Ke’Bryan Hayes took over the top spot in the system in the top 30 list, and that […]
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Mitch Keller is Named International League Pitcher of the Week

On Monday morning, the International League named Mitch Keller as their Pitcher of the Week. Keller started on Thursday night and threw six shutout innings on two hits, with three walks and eight strikeouts against Columbus in the first game back from the All-Star break. In this game, Keller went to his breaking pitches early […]
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The 21: Ji-Hwan Bae Runs Away with Player of the Week...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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The 21: Robbie Glendinning Leads a Strong Week Around the Farm...

Every Monday during the minor league season, we take a look at the top performers in the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, giving scouting reports on the top ten pitchers and top ten hitters from the previous week. The column was originally called Top Performers, then The Twenty. The number 21 obviously has a lot of […]
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