What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
In the immortal words of Crash Davis "don't think, throw".
To me, he had 3 problems, getting the ball up, collapsing when things went wrong, and losing focus when facing the bottom end of the batting order... He beat the first 2 early this season, this month, I think he's really improved on the last one.
Let's hope so! I still need to see 3-4 more starts where he doesn't totally loose the strike zone, as he has been prone to do. I really feel like it has been mechanical- his delivery and release point look sloppy when he stops throwing quality strikes. But he's been able to avoid that kind of spell basically 5 starts in a row, so let's hope those issues are behind him and we've got a #1/#2 on our hands!
Dutch is still only 24. He will be fine. Agreed he could be a 1 or 2 down the road. Remember he was drafted in the 25th round. He is getting there.
Yeah he definately has some focus issues. I honestly wouldnt be opposed to hoppin the kid up on some adderal or something. You could really see it the massacre game where we were scored 20+ runs. Granted he was waiting 30-45 min btw hitting the mound, but you still gotta learn to stay in the game and focused. from First pitch til it says hello win column on the board 100% focus on the game at hand.
For being only 24, Derek Holland really draws too much negative attention. The kid has 4 CG shutouts this year! If/when Holland fully figures everything out, you're looking at a legitimate #2 or maybe even a #1. And I don't think that assumption is selling Holland too high.
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