6-22-22 – By Justin Verno – @JV_PITT on Twitter
The next few postings could be bonkers as there are a LOT of promotions coming. No reason for me to blather on, so let’s get to it!
6-Nick Gonzales-NO STATS THIS WEEK-
16-Kyle Nicolas-NO STATS THIS WEEK-
19- Hudson Head
A Few quick thoughts-
A delayed congrats to Cam Vieaux and Liover Peguero. Both made their MLB debuts this past week. Liover has since been sent back to AA so this was just a cup of coffee, but I wonder if Cam can stick. Congrats boys!
At long last our local sports nightmare is over! Oneil Cruz has been called up.
Joining him on the plane was Bligh Madris. Congrats Bligh!
Hudson Head continues his slide and it’s sad to see. At this point, I have to wonder if he will be joining Escotto in a demotion.
Part of the return for Stallings, Connor had a great kick off and first quarter of the year but has since cooled off dramatically.
Hot, hot hot-
What a difference a week makes for Miguel Yajure, huh? I’ve seen a lot jump off this wagon but I continue to have hopes for all four of his pitches. I think we’ll see Yajure in Pittsburgh at one point this season.
Matt Fraizer-Matt’s back up this week and seems to be on a seesaw of good week up, bad week down. Hopefully he can settle in and find the consistency he had last season that put him on the radar.
Quinn Priester- Nice to see him back and nice to see him off to a good start!
Endy had a nice week and it was about this time last year he really clicked and picked up steam. What he’s done this year while learning what seems like every spot out there is impressive in and of itself.
Brennan Malone is officially in my updates and Ecotto is out. I won’t get into too much with Malone as he experienced some tightness between outings. Not unusual considering, but let’s hope he back out there early in the week.
I have chosen Dariel Lopez to replace Mason Martin. Lopez has responded with a solid week. I am pretty sure these are unrelated though.
Last but not least-
Have a week Bubba! The 2-way player made his season debut this week both on the mound and at the dish. Chandler wasted no time showing why he was so highly touted at both. Hitting for power and striking out 42.9% of the hitters he faced. It’s only one week, we all get that but it’s likely a week Bubba Chandler will remember for a long long time.
*Editor’s Note: Nick Gonzales was added to the 60-day IL. His heel injury that the team hoped he was working through, is being stubborn.
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I’m with you on Yajure. I’ve generally only seen him in MLB, but I’ve liked what I’ve seen from his mix too. Consistency is key.
If there’s one guy low in the system I also hope finds consistency, it has to be Chandler. I’m going to have to try so hard to prevent myself from dreaming too big if he reaches Altoona and is still a two-way player.