What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
After dominating Double A this year, he has been rocked in AAA minus his first start (1 good start, 3 bad ones). Though he got the win in his start on Sunday, he still gave up 4 runs. Was he promoted too early or is he just going through the growing pains of facing better hitters, i.e. in a month's time he'll figure it out and be fine?
He had problems when he first came up to AA also. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Even if he spends all of next year and some of the one after in AAA, he is still ahead of the curve.
If you read the Scott Lucas reports, some of it is bad "CJ luck". I saw him in his start in Round Rock where he was knocked around and the defense behind him was atrocious yet they were only given one error. His "stuff" is still legit. 91-93 fastball that touches 95 on occasion, solid breaking ball and nasty change that makes bats miss. It's all about location and being consistent with his pitches. He is only 20. No worries.
Ya, I wouldnt worry bout him at all. Saw him in the futures games, and he will be a #1. This is the learning curve, on the job training, whatever you want to call it. Plus I like the fact he's struggling now. Gives him info on what he needs to get better and a chance to do it. If Crush had struggled in the minors, maybe hes a different player in the majors. But like it when the young kids struggle after promotion, means that their learning to adjust their game and fine tune their skills
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