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Re: Spring Training Tracker

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:29 pm

San D wrote:It's college ball and not spring training, but yesterday, Strasburg pitched 6 shutout innings. However, he ONLY struck out 6 batters. I hope his arm is OK. :-D

Boras flew in Dr. Andrews to make sure his money maker is still in working order.
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Re: Spring Training Tracker

Postby killertofu2222 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:12 pm

he wanted to see what being normal was like. kind of like the most interesting man in the world having an awkward moment, just to see how it felt.
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Re: Spring Training Tracker

Postby RedHopeful » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:29 am

Inukchuk wrote:Yeah, it's the change in pitching philosophy that intrigues me. I don't plan on picking him up, just keeping him on the ol' watch list...

Reason he's been able to change his approach is that he's now throwing a pretty good sinker (thanks to Duncan).
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Re: Spring Training Tracker

Postby Magnus_CA » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:22 am

Matthias wrote:Here's a name: Joel Piniero.

Here's a number: 1.44 ERA this spring.

Here's 2 reasons: 20K's : 4 Walks this spring.

Here's a better reason: Duncan has gotten him to trust throwing a sinker.

I'm giving Piniero a month on my team to see if any of this is real or not.

Too bad you are 4 pages too late... :-b

Magnus_CA wrote:I know this isn't an exciting name but Joel Piniero has been putting together a nice ST...

6 GS
3 W
0 L
25 IP
1.44 ERA
1.08 WHIP
20 K's
4 BB's

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Re: Spring Training Tracker

Postby Matthias » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:55 pm

Matthias wrote:
kimchi_chigae wrote:Pineiro had a couple of nice starts last year and I think I picked him up once or twice for a spot start. I was a big fan when he came up with the Mariners, but he has been so bad last few years that it is tough to trust him.

I'm not giving him a huge leash, but I figure this is the time of the year to pick up a bunch of pitching could-be's. And the ones that show themselves as not-be's, I'll drop.

But I'm putting more emphasis on him inducing more GB's than his ERA over his innings thus far. There's at least a methodological reason why he's been doing so well so far, and may be more than simply small sample size.

Pineiro doing well so far.
4-0, 3.76, 1.37, 6K's, 6BB's, 26 1/3 IP with 3 of his 4 starts being a QS (and the other one being responsible for almost half of his ER's).

The K's are low but also a consequence of him pitching the sinker. In his start yesterday, 12 of his 20 recorded outs were for groundouts. As long as he keeps that up and the walks down, I'm keeping him on the squad.
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Re: Spring Training Tracker

Postby Ender » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:44 pm

6 strike outs in 4 appearances pretty much completely offsets any value he has other than the 4-0 and W-L can be really flukey in general. If I owned him I'd try to sell him to the last place in W team in my league and hope he falls for it.
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