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    Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    Name: Tyler W. Pelland
    Date of Birth: October 9, 1983
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 203 lbs.
    Bats: right
    Throws: left
    Position: starting pitcher
    Team: Chattanooga Lookouts
    Number: 39
    Draft: 9th round (#268 overall) by Boston Red Sox in 2002 amateur draft
    School: Mount Abraham H.S. (Vermont) (had a scholarship to Clemson but opted to sign with the Red Sox for $240,000)
    How Acquired: In 2003, the Reds traded Scott Williamson for Phil Dumatrait, a player to be named later, and cash. It has been rumored that the player to be named later was going to be Tyler Pelland all along, but the two teams had to wait until a full year after Pelland had been in the organization following the draft due to MLB rules. Although it is not yet known for sure, it is popular belief that the trade was a steal for the Red Sox.

    Bio: Tyler Pelland is an athletic left-hander with several high school and Vermont accolades. Ty's hobbies include fishing and hunting. Said to have a fierce mound presence, he compares to Kenny Rogers (on the field ). At one point, his fastball would top out in the high-80s, but recently, it has been clocked as high as 96 MPH. Pelland has a very promising curveball, as well, but it's taking time for his changeup to catch up to the rest of his stuff, which has been described as "nasty". If all goes well, he projects to be a number three starter in the bigs, but the big knock on him is his control, making the odds against him.

    In 2004, Pelland was a Rookie League All-Star and Pioneer League All-Star while with Billings, but his season quickly turned for the worse after a promotion to A-ball (Dayton). However, it should be noted that he led the Pioneer League in wins, was second in strikeouts, and fourth in innings pitched. Unfortunately, his lack of control showed as he led the league in wild pitches and was fourth in walks. The same year, while with Dayton, he was the youngest player on the team.

    2005 saw him rebound a bit as he improved in nearly every facet of the game, and he was still very young for the league. In fact, he was the youngest professional baseball player from Vermont.

    So far, in 2006, things are looking good for Pelland. He was recently picked as the #8 prospect in the Reds system by Baseball America. And for the season, here's how his line looks:

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    Team	             W L ERA   G GS CG SHO SV   IP  H  R  ER HR BB SO
    Chattanooga Lookouts 4 2 3.70 15 15  0  0   0 73.0 83 42  30  7 44 52
    As you can see, the K-to-BB ratio is alarming, but Tyler Pelland should be an interesting prospect to watch. If control and consistency ever come to him, he should be a very solid starter for the Reds in the future.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    Nice. Did you write that bio yourself?
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    Yeah.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    Pelland's stuff has gotten exposed in AA. While his hits and walks may be high because he isn't ready to succeed at that level, his strikeouts shouldn't fall off like that. I bet he is all arm and little else.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    He's been playing one level higher than he should be for 2 years now. Here's hoping the Reds allow him to repeat AA next year in the hopes he dominates the level.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    He's been playing one level higher than he should be for 2 years now. Here's hoping the Reds allow him to repeat AA next year in the hopes he dominates the level.
    It doesn't matter, his stuff has been exposed. He can dominate all he wants, he probably won't cut it as a starter in the bigs.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    Or maybe he hasn't been allowed to properly develop. Because he hasn't been pitching at appropriate levels he may feel he has to rely on the pitches he knows rather than the ones he needs to develop. confidence is funny that way.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    Or maybe he hasn't been allowed to properly develop. Because he hasn't been pitching at appropriate levels he may feel he has to rely on the pitches he knows rather than the ones he needs to develop. confidence is funny that way.
    Mabye but that the guys krate has dropped signifigently is telling.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    To you.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    This is the first year Pelland has been treated exclusively as a starter - expected to go at least 5 innings - which he has been successful at (for the most part). His hits/9 innings and K rate are not good, but he has power stuff. I have not seen him pitch for the last two years, but he was a really raw arm when I saw him, so he must have improved to get to AA.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    His 1.74 WHIP is horrendous, but when you see that his ERA is only 3.70, you know he has to be doing something right. For what it's worth, Phil Dumatrait's ERA was 3.62 before he was promoted to Louisville.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    He is young. To put it in perspective, had he gone to college out of HS he would have been eligible for last year's (2005) draft. There are only three pitchers from the Reds 2005 draft (LeCure, Avery, and Woody) that are even pitching at the high-A level (Sarasota) and right now and Pelland is in AA. Same with Travis Chick.

    Like Chick, I also like the fact that he has averaged a K an inning through his first 3 years of pro ball. Now about that command....


    Good write up, camisadelgolf.
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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
    His 1.74 WHIP is horrendous, but when you see that his ERA is only 3.70, you know he has to be doing something right. For what it's worth, Phil Dumatrait's ERA was 3.62 before he was promoted to Louisville.
    Well, twelve unearned runs, a phenomenal bullpen that's bailed him out, and some good ol' fashioned luck have helped.

    Pelland's had a couple of great games, but he's had more of the 4-8-3-2-3-4 lines this season. I think he'll get better, though.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    Pelland has committed four errors on his own, so he's to blame for some of the unearned runs. But in his defense (no pun intended), the guys behind him (as to be expected out of A-ball players) hasn't exactly been phenomenal.

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    Re: Prospect Profile: Tyler Pelland

    I'll let you draw your own conclusions, but here are some stats on Pelland in comparison to the rest of the league that I found interesting:

    1st in games started
    27th in innings pitched
    2nd in hit batsmen
    2nd in walks
    7th in runs allowed
    21st in earned runs allowed
    worst in WHIP (of pitchers who average at least .8 innings per outing)

    Granted, they're mostly discouraging stats, but keep in mind, Pelland is only the Lookouts' third-youngest player (with Topcat's Travis Chick being second-youngest and Gallen5862's Homer Bailey being youngest).


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