Re: Chapman to Arizona Fall League
Originally Posted by Sea Ray
Yes it does. Warming up to start is different. Are they preparing him to start or not? I don't see how pitching him one inning in the 4th prepare him to start?
They are easing him back into starting. Its like Spring Training. Next time he may go 2 or 3 and then probably 3 or 4 and on to winter ball. And like Spring training, its upping the pitch counts and getting him used pitching, sitting while his team bats and then going back out there that matters, not whether he's the first pitcher of the game. He's layed off for a month and wasn't pitching long stretches all season. I'm glad they are going slow. He's still just 23 and in the danger zone for an arm injury. Did anyone think he was going to go 7 right away?
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