Tag: Mitch Keller

Three Pirates are Among the Top 20 International League Prospects

Baseball America began their rankings of the top 20 prospects in each league on Monday. First up was the International League, where they placed three Pittsburgh Pirates/Indianapolis Indians on the list. BA ranked Mitch Keller sixth overall in the league, second for pitchers and first for right-handed pitchers. He posted a 3.56 ERA in 19 […]
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Pirates’ Prospects and the Peter Principle

For anyone who has ever worked in any kind of professional setting, we all have seen it—an employee who is in way over their head. At one point or another, this employee was competent at their job, but that competence was rewarded with a new challenge that they ultimately just weren’t cut out for. This […]
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Three Pirates Named to Baseball America’s Classification All-Stars

Baseball America posted their list of the All-Star teams by levels in the minors. Unlike the lists we have seen from Minor League Baseball recently, these lists are a combination of multiple leagues at the same level, and they take prospect status into account. Since the lists are 15 deep and cover seven levels, then […]
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Live Discussion: Pirates at Phillies, 6:05 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates (56-76) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (68-63) for three games at Citizens Bank Park. The Pirates will send out Mitch Keller in the series finale. He is coming off of a strong performance against the Cincinnati Reds in which he allowed one run over six innings and struck out nine batters. In his […]
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Mitch Keller Named as the International League’s Most Valuable Pitcher

The International League named their end of season All-Stars on Tuesday afternoon and Mitch Keller was named as the starting pitcher on the team. He was also named as the league’s Most Valuable Pitcher. Jake Elmore also represents the Pittsburgh Pirates and Indianapolis Indians on the list. He was named as the league’s All-Star second […]
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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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