5-17-23 – By Justin Verno – @JV_PITT on Twitter
A second Monday with no MiLB AND no Bucco games? What are they doing to us? A quick reminder if a player had a good week he is highlighted in red. Cold week in blue. Let’s get to it.
7-Mike Burrow-(season over)
11-Yordany De Los Santos–No stats
15-Carlos Jimenz-(NO STATS)
19-Tsung -Che Cheng
A Few quick thoughts-
It’s always more fun to do this when the red far out numbers the blue. A good week fo a few guys.
Upon further review
There’s a few slash lines up there that require more than a glance,
Enmanuel Terrero only hit .263 while Tsung-Che Cheng hit an anemic .188 and yet I have them in red? ‘Sup with that, you might ask? Both had good weeks despite the low BA. Something I actually love to see, it’s not typically something that happens by accident. It comes with a good approach, not expanding, having patience and hitting the ones you can. It leads to wRC+ of 121 and 124 respectively. Keep grinding young Bucs!
Short and sweet
3 pitchers had a good week that weren’t on the mound for a lot of innings.
Jared Jones was welcomed back from the 7 day IL(though he was out longer then the 7 days) He lasted 2.1 innings, but he pitched well in those 2.1 innings. Nice to see my dude Jones back in action.
Thomas Harrington’s outing lasted 3 innings due to a lengthy rain delay. Too bad too, kid looked sharp and continues to impress. Striking out 40% of the hitters he faced he was absolutely dealing.
The last one is Colin Selby. And this cat was dominant over 2 innings this week. I get it, he’s a reliever, and that should explain why only 2 innings. So why am I bringing him up? 71% of the hitters he faced, he struck out. That is what I call ‘dealing’. So much so that I’ve seen fans calling for him to get the call to Pittsburgh. He’s thrown 15 innings this year, and if he keeps this up he won’t have to throw many more. But let’s see how he does when hitters make an adjustment.
Nick the stick
Nice week for Nick Gonzales. His K rate for the week dropped bellow 30%. Slashed an excellent .318/.400/.500 with a nice OPS of .900 and a wRC+ of 130. Nick still has a lot of work to do with that K rate(35%) though.
Things that make ya go, hmmm…
Before the MiLB year started the Bucs FO had stated the plan for Henry Davis was to catch 5 times a week and play OF once. So when we got 4 weeks in and Davis only had one start in the OF it was a tad baffling. Then this past week happened, Tank was behind the dish for 2 games, played RF for 2 and DH’d for a 5th. I imagine this is the mix we see once he arrives at PNC so is it worth asking if they are now prepping him for his call up? I’d say it’s something we should have eyes on? Hhhmmmmmmmm?
Full speed ahead captain,
Hudson Head continues to be fun to watch. I’ll have to really go back and look at last years at bats, but his approach seems a lot quieter than last years due to dropping a double toe tap he had added to his routine. It’s been a while and I could be wrong(thinking of another hitter?) but this is an easier set up for him. The K rate remains under 30%, this is the thing I’m watching with Hudson. Is he making,…Headway? (I’ll see myself out)
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Thanks for the information, as always. Glad to see all the red, yes, perhaps only Chandler as a notable exception among these 20–seems to be getting shelled so far.
To the point on Cheng especially, the way I like to put it: If you’re not hitting, make sure you’re walking.