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 Post subject: Pirates add another Pitcher
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:17 pm 
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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09026/944628-100.stm

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The Pirates today claimed starter Virgil Vasquez off waivers from the San Diego Padres, adding him to the 40-man roster.

Vasquez, a 26-year-old right-hander, went 12-12 with a 4.81 ERA for the Detroit Tigers' Class AAA affiliate. He had 115 strikeouts to 37 walks, continuing a trend of good control shown through most of his minor league career.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates add another Pitcher
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:20 pm 
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Soft tosser or Power arm? From the numbers, I'm guessing soft tosser...

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates add another Pitcher
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:24 pm 
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The guy gives up a lot of fly balls and, by extension, a lot of homeruns. I hope we only see him in emergency cases.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates add another Pitcher
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Did he play in a bandbox? Can the canyon that is LC in PNC help make him useful?

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates add another Pitcher
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:27 pm 
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BA had him rated the Tiger's 18th best prospect last year.

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Vasquez could still develop into a fifth starter........left too many pitches up.....not a hard thrower....fastball is consistently at 90 mph......a sinker in the upper 80s.....both are good pitches....become hittable when he doesn't locate.........low-to-mid 80s slider has some potential, and he mixes in a slower curveball and a changeup......late movement on righthanders.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates add another Pitcher
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:28 pm 
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Soft tosser with a fly ball/home run problem.

I imagine this is just minor league filler, but am confused as to why we would waste a 40 man spot on minor league filler. That leads me to believe they have higher hopes for him.

Another question is...this is his 4th team this offseason. SD and Bos have already claimed him. If the Pirates wanted him, why did they not claim him before...they would have been awarded a claim ahead of Boston.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates add another Pitcher
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:33 pm 
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BBF wrote:
Soft tosser with a fly ball/home run problem.

I imagine this is just minor league filler, but am confused as to why we would waste a 40 man spot on minor league filler. That leads me to believe they have higher hopes for him.

Another question is...this is his 4th team this offseason. SD and Bos have already claimed him. If the Pirates wanted him, why did they not claim him before...they would have been awarded a claim ahead of Boston.


Maybe Jim Leyland told Chuck Tanner this guy has something...I think he's just a fill in at AAA too, and am curious as to his being on the 40 man roster...

They must see something in him...

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates add another Pitcher
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