Originally Posted by Aronchis
"Now if my #10 starting pitcher is a lefty who sits 91-93 and hits 95 with a curveball that at times can be a plus pitch and is 23 years old all season in AA then it really tells me that the system is a little better off pitching wise than most".
Easy there Doug. Pelland's curveball is hardly plus which is his problem. You just sit on his fastball because he can not throw anything easy for strikes or strikeouts. At some point, the endgame has to come with this starting jig and a jump to the bullpen is unavoidable. He will finish off his development faster in the minors and the Reds could use a lefty that throws over 90
I will gladly admit if Pelland starts dominating AA however, that I may be wrong. But he put up 9.00k/9 in high A and that swooned last year as the more advanced AA hitters don't fear 95mph fastballs. He hasn't started to quick this year.
Easy there Aronchis. I said when its on its a plus pitch... and I also said in another thread the problem with it is that its about as consistant as Shaq making 2 straight free throws* see edit*. The good things is, he can spin a plus curveball, which means he has that ability.... he just needs to work with the coaches to get it right. While guys can sit on his fastball this is where the team needs to step in and go 2005 Homer Bailey on him and mandate that he throw his offspeed stuff a specific number of times to get better with it.
As for him not being off to a good start.... he isnt off to a bad one, that is for sure.