Tag: Mitch Keller

Williams: The Mistakes That Will Lead to the Pirates Wasting Mitch...

When Gerrit Cole arrived in the majors, he didn’t use his slider at all in his first two starts. He was throwing almost 80% fastballs, while turning to his curveball and changeup for the other 20% of his pitches. He used the curveball 17% of the time in his debut, then 11% in the second […]
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Live Discussion: Pirates at Braves, 7:20 PM; The Return of Mitch...

The Pittsburgh Pirates (30-36) are in Atlanta (38-29) for a four-game series against the Braves. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller for his second start. His only big league start consisted of six runs in the first inning, followed by three shutout innings against the Cincinnati Reds on May 27th. He had seven strikeouts that […]
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Pirates Recall Mitch Keller; Montana DuRapau Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled their top prospect, right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller, who will start tonight’s game in Atlanta. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Montana DuRapau has been optioned to Indianapolis. Keller will be making his second best league start tonight. His first one was two weeks ago in […]
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The 21: Big Strikeout Game Earns Mitch Keller Player of the...

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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Pirates Option Mitch Keller to Indianapolis

Prior to Tuesday night’s game in Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller to Indianapolis. Right-handed pitcher Richard Rodriguez, who was serving as the 26th man during yesterday’s doubleheader, will remain with the team. Keller made his big league debut last night and allowed six runs in the first inning, before retiring ten […]
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Live Discussion: Pirates at Reds, 7:10 PM; Mitch Keller’s MLB Debut

After winning game one of a day-night doubleheader this afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-25) and Cincinnati Reds (24-29) play game two at 7:10 PM tonight. It’s Mitch Keller’s Major League debut. We posted two articles this morning dealing with Keller and his debut. The first is part of our ongoing “Book On” series, highlighting the […]
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Williams: Can the Pirates Get it Right With Mitch Keller?

It’s difficult looking at a pitching leaderboard these days if you follow the Pirates. There are currently 149 pitchers in the majors who have thrown 30 or more innings this year. Here’s the list, sorted by fWAR. It won’t take long for you to notice a few familiar names. Number eight on the list: Tyler […]
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The 21: Mason Martin Earns His Second 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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Morning Report: The Book on Mitch Keller

The Pirates will be calling up their top prospect, Mitch Keller, to make a start in the second game of today’s double-header. When a key prospect arrives, we run our scouting report series, giving you everything you need to know for their debut. I don’t know if Keller is up for good, although I make […]
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A Look at Recent Highly Anticipated Pitching Debuts for the Pirates

Sometime soon, the Pittsburgh Pirates will call up right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller. A lot of signs point to Monday’s doubleheader in Cincinnati being his possible debut, but nothing has been announced yet. Whether he starts that game or not, he’s on the verge of making his highly anticipated debut for the Pirates. With that in […]
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