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Louie Varland looks real


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He's not a downward plane kinda pitcher, more like Cole Sands in that his whole delivery seems to happen down low. Louie Varland looks legit to me. When I saw his compact delivery, it reminded me a little of Bartolo Colon, who looked like a converted catcher. The tight snap from behind the ear, no big, loopy wind-up, is a style that works well for some good pitchers, like Grienke. The quick delivery and up-tempo pace will help him surprise some hitters, who are accustomed to a more relaxed pace. Less time between pitches means less time for the hitter to process the pitching sequence and predict the next one. That and the compact delivery also means less time for a runner to read the pitcher's move to home...or not. 

One thing that really impressed me was his K of Judge in the first. Got him with a beautiful diving change that caught the inside corner. He could throw a dozen of those to Judge, and I bet the guy still couldn't straighten that one out. Especially if he also can zip a heater high in the zone just previous. Point is, it looks to me like Varland can do just that. His command of several pitches is better than Joe Ryan's, not counting Ryan's heater, which is his one great pitch. Varland doesn't appear to have one great pitch, but he's got several very good ones, which bodes well. 

If his arm doesn't fall off, keep this young stud in the rotation. Twins have found themselves another good young pitcher. 

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Though I agree with what you wrote about varland  let's not get ahead if ourselves  ...

Varland has been nothing but consistent through the minor leagues and I did expect varland to do well and he did ...

Really you need 3 years to evaluate what a player will be , there have been some exceptions ..

Give credit where credit is due  ...

Varland deserves another start 

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5 hours ago, Blyleven2011 said:

Though I agree with what you wrote about varland  let's not get ahead if ourselves  ...

Varland has been nothing but consistent through the minor leagues and I did expect varland to do well and he did ...

Really you need 3 years to evaluate what a player will be , there have been some exceptions ..

Give credit where credit is due  ...

Varland deserves another start 

Won't it be great if Varland pitches really well down the stretch and the Twins make the playoffs just to watch Varland get the axe because Falvey didn't want to burn an option?

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1 hour ago, bean5302 said:

Won't it be great if Varland pitches really well down the stretch and the Twins make the playoffs just to watch Varland get the axe because Falvey didn't want to burn an option?

According to MLB.com, Varland was sent down to AAA today.

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1 hour ago, bean5302 said:

Won't it be great if Varland pitches really well down the stretch and the Twins make the playoffs just to watch Varland get the axe because Falvey didn't want to burn an option?

It would have been great to see him pitch again  and I'm sure we will  ...

BUT ...

The front office blundered and thought a 29th player could be added to the 28 man roster , tgey were informed that Varland had to get sent back down to AAA  ...

Davis was dfa'd  and Cole sands activated  ...

 

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The FO was on the broadcast during the game saying Varland would be sent down - 10 day minimum. Back up for another doubleheader start in September and likelihood he will remain if successful. Open discussion on national broadcast - planned. These guys in FO might not be perfect but they aren’t idiots!

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I looked this up and I think Cornholio is correct. Varland was added as thee 29th man for a double header. He was required to be returned to the minors the next day. He can come back up at any time thereafter. He does not have to wait 10 days. As far as service time goes, one year of service time for free agency is defined at 172 days. The Twins could bring up Varland for the rest of the season without him accruing a year of service time for free agency. 

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I IMAGINE HE WILL BE THE ADD FOR THE DOUBLE-HEADER WITH CLEVELAND, WITH THE OPTION OF SENDING HIM BACK OUT, IF NECESSARY. dDPENDING ON HOW WINDER AND OBER PITCH.

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On 9/14/2022 at 2:02 PM, Rosterman said:

I IMAGINE HE WILL BE THE ADD FOR THE DOUBLE-HEADER WITH CLEVELAND, WITH THE OPTION OF SENDING HIM BACK OUT, IF NECESSARY. dDPENDING ON HOW WINDER AND OBER PITCH.

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