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|2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Will Nick Pivetta ever be a thing? He was so hyped coming into this year.|
(Johnny from Philly)
|Not unless his control tightens up. His fastball generates a ton of fly balls and doesn't miss many bats, and that four-seamer has just gotten annihilated this year. The HR/FB percentage is north of 30%. The new ball has killed him, as it has many fringy starters who rely on a high fastball that generates fly balls. (JP Breen)|
|2019-04-12 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Hey Darius! Fantasy question for a 14 team mixed keeper league. I am thinking about making a trade where I let go of a closer to upgrade my rotation. Do you have any ideas for buy low mid level starters? Im thinking of flipping matt barnes/ryan brasier (i have both) or blake parker. Thanks!|
(Rashislop from Brooklyn)
|Someone like J.A. Happ is probably about the right level of target based on a slow start, if the owner is desperate for saves. You could gamble on an injured-but-good-when-healthy type like Rich Hill. If you are a Nick Pivetta believer, there's always him. I think he's probably the latest Pineda who teases us with great peripherals and the occasional gem and never develops the consistency, but it's not like Blake Parker is Blake Treinen. (Darius Austin)|
|2018-04-27 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Good to have a guy with Mets prospect insight. What are you hearing about the emergence of Peter Alonso and any chance they may give him a look later this year?|
(Shane from Miami)
|Peter Alonso questions have replaced Nick Pivetta questions in the queue this week. I'll get Bingo in a couple weeks and have more concrete thoughts, but I do have a few reports from this year already. To take the second part first, I think it's more likely they give Bruce a first base mitt or Flores the bulk of the playing time before going to Alonso, unless it's late and they are out of it. They'd also probably have to jump him over Vegas, which whatever, but it'd be a pretty significant jump for a player that still has his struggles against soft stuff. It's a rough profile as a R/R 1B that is below-average defensively, but the offensive tools are loud enough he could be like a 55 regular. Something like righty Lucas Duda is a common comp I here. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2018-04-27 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Nick Pivetta for real?|
(Rip Van Weedkle from Hoboville)
|Not to say we don't have any Nick Pivetta questions, mind you. I think the consensus between me and 2018 Nick Pivetta BP Annual comment author Jarrett Seidler, is that it's unlikely he maintains the low HR and BB rates, and it's tough living as a two-pitch righty starter long term. Raw stuff has improved though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2018-04-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Thoughts on Nick Pivetta?|
(Leonard Cohen from Hell)
|See above. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2018-04-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Any thoughts on the following guys who've got off to rough starts in the minors this year: Bauers, Bobby Bradley, Neuse, Isan Diaz, Hiura?
On the MLB side - do you believe in Pivetta's improved start to the season?|
(Fessi's back from SWFC)
|I think it's a bit too early to move guys around, up or down. It's literally two weeks of baseball. I won't even kill Rodgers this early, as I wrote about today, and I personally saw him look incredibly rough. I think it's especially true of hitters. Pitchers you can see the regression or jump in the stuff earlier, see Peter Lambert going from 89-92 to 92-94.
Also, I know I essentially host a Phillies podcast now, but man you guys have a lot of Nick Pivetta questions. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
|2018-04-20 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Snell an ace?|
(Kevin from With Jesse in the basement)
|Eh, at least it isn't a Nick Pivetta question.
I would urge similar caution, but he always had TOR potential. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
|2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)||What have you seen from Nick Pivetta that can be predictive about his outlook? Everyone seems to focus on his lack of command. |
(dylanrox from Denver)
|Well, to be fair his command was execrable in 2017, and it was an issue as a prospect as well. Now I like to talk about how you can't just predict command jumps for guys, but when it happens to that kind of prospect, the results can be spectacular. But I also need to see it for way longer than two starts. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2017-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)||which of these pitchers do you feel will be a factor in a starting rotation for the long run. How would you rate them? Nick Pivetta, Phi SP,Austin Pruitt, TB Brandon Woodruff,Mark Leiter Jr., Phi.
thank you for all your time you put into these news letters, question and answers.
(OB1 from Tampa)
|I must confess that I just don't know Leiter very well. I would rank the other three: Pivetta, Woodruff, Pruitt. Wish the Rays would stop teaching guys such momentum-stopping timing mechanisms. Pruitt looks like a man feeling the water in the hot tub before climbing in on every pitch, and I think it hurts more than it helps. (Matthew Trueblood)|
|2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)||CJ, great job on the reports lately, you and the BP team (besides Craig) have been crushing it. Few questions-
1) Are you going to make a cameo at the BP Milwaukee event?
2) Can you talk Nick Pivetta and Wilmer Difo? I think you saw them both in action this week. Thanks. #MortBlood|
(NatsGM from THE NatsGM Studios)
|I think this is a good question to open with. Craig will be out at games shortly and the Milwaukee event? I doubt it unless I can get a flight in. I will have reports in on Pivetta and Difo tonight so I think you will see that soon. Short version, Nick Pivetta: backend starter and Wilmer Difo: role 6 SS at peak. (CJ Wittmann)|
|2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Are the Nationals one of the more underrated farm systems? Besides having the best pitcher in the minors, they seem to have a lot of toolsy, high-upside type of guys. And they have Reynaldo Lopez.|
(Shawn from Cubicle)
|I think they are, partially because I was able to watch Hagerstown all season.
3 impact arms in Gioltio, Lopez, Cole
Nick Pivetta and Jake Johansen have ability
Rafael Bautista, Wilmer Difo, Drew Ward
It's a nice group, and that was basically only Hagerstown. Pedro Severino is a solid defense-first C for Potomac, and they still have a few guys like Brian Goodwin, Matt Skole, etc that could potentially provide impact. (Tucker Blair)
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