Tag "Pitching"

Dillon Peters has found a home in the Pirates bullpen

Through the first few weeks of the 2022 campaign, Dillon Peters has been a pleasant surprise for the Pirates.

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Spin Rate and Spider Tack: Dominance on the mound has taken a sticky twist

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has set records on the mound in 2021. As a result, the hurler is one of the reasons why the baseball world is calling this year a repeat of 1968. 

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What the Rockies Lost in DJ LaMahieu and Adam Ottavino

The Colorado Rockies made a playoff push last season by winning a Wild Card game against the Chicago Cubs in extra innings—only to be swept by the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS. The Rockies Management was almost ready to play

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A Closer Look at Three Starters Experiencing An Improved K-BB%

A closer look at three starters experiencing an improved K-BB%. Featuring Matt Boyd, Lucas Giolito, and Kyle Gibson.

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David Price Is Stepping Up When Needed Most

When David Price signed with Boston four years ago he was expected to be the ace to deliver a championship. Price claimed that he had saved all his postseason wins for Boston but failed to meet expectations. His postseason struggles continued in 2016 and injuries limited him the following season. Last year however Price proved his critics wrong. The former number one overall pick was key to the Red Sox postseason run and dominant in the World Series. In 2019 Price has picked up where he left off and arguably been the Red Sox best pitcher.

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MLB Draft Preview: George Kirby

Height: 6’4”
Weight: 210 LBs
Age: 21
Bats: R
Throws: R
MLB Pipeline Grades: Fastball: 60|Curveball: 55|Slider: 55|Changeup: 50|Control: 60|Overall: 50 (I don’t understand their math on this one.)
2018 Stats: 10-3, 2.89 ERA, 9.6 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 8.8 H/9
2019 Stats: 8-2, 2.75 ERA, 10.9 K/9, 0.6 BB/9, 7.5 H/9

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MLB Draft Preview: Brennan Malone

Malone was born on September 8th, 2000. He started playing high school ball at Indian Trail Porter Ridge. After putting together a 1.36 ERA and striking out 76 batters in 51.1 innings pitched, Malone transferred to IMG Academy for his Senior year in Bradenton, Florida for more exposure. In 2018, Malone went 8.1 innings, collecting nine strikeouts, a 1.08 ERA, and a 2-0 record for the 2018 18U National Team. He helped lead team USA to clinch a spot in the gold medal game.

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MLB Draft Preview: Matthew Allan

Matthew Allan, RHP (Seminole High School in Florida)
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 210 LBs
Age: 18
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB Pipeline Grades – Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 55
Matthew Allan is a right-handed starting pitcher who attends Seminole High School in Florida. He has a strong build with room to fill out more. He pitches with a relatively slow delivery and a large leg raise. His pitching mechanics come naturally to him, requiring little effort. He pitches with more control from the windup as opposed to the stretch. His fastball is accurate and tops out at 97 miles per hour. As he continues to mature physically, he will probably be able to dial his fastball up to 98-99. He was selected to play in the 2018 Perfect Game All-American Classic.

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Early Favorite for National League Cy Young Award

When you think of Dodgers pitching, you think of Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler.

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