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    Default Arizona Fall League - 10.20

    Donnie Veal tonight :

    3ip | 2h | 1er | 0bb | 2k's | 35 pitches | 24 strikes. 1.80 ERA so for in the AFL

    Tabata is 2 for 3 with a triple so far. He's hitting .368.

    Surprised to see that buster Posey is hitting a WOEFUL .200

    Hell, Veal is getting front page accolades

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/winter...jsp?league=afl

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    Looking through the stats...

    Danny Moskos has a 0.00 ERA in 3 IP so far, with 4K and 1BB

    That's about all worth mentioning

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    Default Re: Arizona Fall League - 10.20

    Tabata added a second triple on the night and drove in another run. Dude can hit (and run).

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    man that's impressive. BA is up to .400 now. Really hope that the power suddenly appears. That and staying healthy are my biggest concerns with Tabata

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    Here's another AFL note from everyone's favorite, Keith Law. Not quite Pirate related, but:

    Tanner Scheppers, a supplemental pick by the Texas Rangers this year who signed for first-round money, was even more impressive than Cashner, sitting at 95-98 with a vicious curveball with hard, late two-plane break. He appeared to be amped up for the short outing; I doubt he'd sit at that velocity as a starter, but even 92-95 with that breaking ball would get hitters out multiple times per game. His arm works well, and his potential to be a front-line starter is really just a question of the state of his shoulder.

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    Tabata actually ended up facing Scheppers today. Grounded out, but was the only 1 of the 3 batters he faced to actually make contact.

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    Default Re: Arizona Fall League - 10.20

    What's the over/under on when Schepper's arm falls off?

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    What's the over/under on when Schepper's arm falls off?
    What's the over/under on posts when people start to say again how we screwed up by being cheap and not signing him?

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    What's the over/under on when Schepper's arm falls off?
    Not good. I can't see him keeping up that velocity in the long run with his breaking pitch and some injury related to the shoulder not happening again down the line.

    Still can't fault the Pirates for backing out on this one. That risk was high and considering our luck with pitchers..lol

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    What's the over/under on posts when people start to say again how we screwed up by being cheap and not signing him?
    Regardless of what happens I won't ever say it was a mistake. The guy was throwing 75 MPH when he worked out for the team and wanted to be paid like he was a top 10 pick. He didn't end up getting any more money the next year anyway, as Baseball America said most teams were warned not to select him due to shoulder issues. I would never want to overspend on a pitcher who's already having arm issues. The best pitcher I ever saw in the Pirates minor league system was Bobby Bradley, and it was after he had already gone down to his first arm injury. He suffered about 3 more over the next 2 seasons and barely pitched again.

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    Oh man... bobby Bradley. I can't even remember how he did in the minors but I agree with your post. That risk was just too huge. Not only did he want paid like a first rounder after showing no velocity or breaking ball but him and his agents gave the Pirates a line of bull**** saying that he was fine... until they brought him in

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    I think Bradley and Sean Burnett both failing due to injuries might have forever soured the Pirates on high school pitchers. When they were healthy in the minors, though, they had some of the best stuff I've seen. Bradley's curve was nasty.

    Fun fact: Bobby Bradley and Sean Burnett were the first pitchers ever taken from the same high school by the same team in back to back first rounds (I guess they saved scouting money by only scouting the one school).

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    Oh man... bobby Bradley. I can't even remember how he did in the minors but I agree with your post. That risk was just too huge. Not only did he want paid like a first rounder after showing no velocity or breaking ball but him and his agents gave the Pirates a line of bull**** saying that he was fine... until they brought him in
    Ya, the Pirates really had no choice. He wasn't healthy by the deadline and wasn't gonna sign for a discount b/c of the injury.

    I wonder if the Pirates would have selected him again in the second round this year had he given permission....

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    I think Bradley and Sean Burnett both failing due to injuries might have forever soured the Pirates on high school pitchers. When they were healthy in the minors, though, they had some of the best stuff I've seen. Bradley's curve was nasty.

    Fun fact: Bobby Bradley and Sean Burnett were the first pitchers ever taken from the same high school by the same team in back to back first rounds (I guess they saved scouting money by only scouting the one school).
    We selected a plethora of HS pitchers this year...and some even have a chance of being good.
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    I think Bradley and Sean Burnett both failing due to injuries might have forever soured the Pirates on high school pitchers. When they were healthy in the minors, though, they had some of the best stuff I've seen. Bradley's curve was nasty.

    Fun fact: Bobby Bradley and Sean Burnett were the first pitchers ever taken from the same high school by the same team in back to back first rounds (I guess they saved scouting money by only scouting the one school).
    I remember the hype surrounding Bradley although I never saw him pitch. Didn't he throw a 98 MPH heater back in the day?

    Maholm is the only one in the string of first round pitchers not to have major arm surgery (did Clint Johnson have surgery or did he just suck?). Maholm did get his eye socket shattered and missed portions of two minor league seasons b/c of that.

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