Stretching Pressley out?
Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:19 AM
Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:46 PM
Now that he is fully in the organization and not under rule 5 guide lines are the Twins going to attempt to turn him back into a starter at AAA? He was pretty good in the pen last year but seems to have the stuff to start (decent heat and a nasty curve). I know it was talked about last year and bull pen spots are tough to come by at the moment considering how crowded it is down there.
He was a total failure as a starter in AA. He was moved to relief, and blossomed. No reason to think he'd be any better as a starter now than he was before, and even if he did improve, he has very little upside--certainly would be behind lots of guys we have now. Let him keep doing for us what he's found success at.
Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:43 PM
It does appear crowded, but there will be injuries and starters will be needed.
Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:55 PM
He was moved to relief, and blossomed.
Improved his ERA. Not "blossomed". And if you use FIP as performance measurement, he has been the same starting or relieving. Peripherals like K% or K/9 have decreased in relief and that is a red flag there...
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:23 PM