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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
35.3 4.89 1.40 34 2 1 0 0.0
Birth Date9-29-1988
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.22015
1.52016
2017
-0.02018
0.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2012 MIL MLB 8 3 22.0 0 0 0 24 7 20 8 113 9.8 2.9 3.3 8.2 0% .271 1.41 7.13 4.50 112 4.94 113.2 0.0
2013 MIL MLB 18 7 66.7 3 1 0 53 26 48 1 105 7.2 3.5 0.1 6.5 0% .271 1.19 3.08 2.03 110 4.15 99.3 0.5
2014 MIL MLB 27 0 29.7 3 1 0 24 21 28 1 101 7.3 6.4 0.3 8.5 0% .284 1.52 3.77 4.25 112 4.38 107.5 0.0
2015 MIL MLB 24 0 34.3 0 2 0 31 12 34 7 95 8.1 3.1 1.8 8.9 0% .253 1.25 5.14 3.67 109 5.13 119.7 -0.2
2016 MIL MLB 67 0 67.0 8 5 13 38 25 90 6 95 5.1 3.4 0.8 12.1 36% .229 0.94 2.86 2.15 84 3.05 67.4 1.5
2018 BOS MLB 25 0 24.0 2 0 0 28 10 21 6 108 10.5 3.8 2.3 7.9 37% .319 1.58 6.07 5.63 106 5.01 111.9 0.0
2019 BOS MLB 16 0 18.7 0 0 0 21 10 22 4 107 10.1 4.8 1.9 10.6 30% .347 1.66 5.43 7.71 112 6.57 134.6 -0.2
CareerMLB18510262.316913219111263331027.53.81.19.037%.2751.264.153.471044.3499.61.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 WIS A MID 12 12 68.7 7 0 0 49 25 76 3 94 6.4 3.3 0.4 10.0 0% .277 1.08 2.97 1.57 84 3.34 68.2
2011 BRV A+ FSL 12 12 68.0 3 6 0 45 33 84 5 94 6.0 4.4 0.7 11.1 0% .256 1.15 3.49 3.57 94 3.39 69.2
2012 MIL MLB NL 8 3 22.0 0 0 0 24 7 20 8 113 9.8 2.9 3.3 8.2 0% .271 1.41 7.13 4.50 112 4.94 113.2
2012 HUN AA SOU 13 13 75.0 8 1 0 57 24 71 6 103 6.8 2.9 0.7 8.5 0% .250 1.08 3.32 3.00 88 2.96 61.7
2012 NAS AAA PCL 8 8 37.7 2 3 0 38 13 42 1 94 9.1 3.1 0.2 10.0 0% .356 1.35 2.97 3.58 69 3.42 71.2
2013 MIL MLB NL 18 7 66.7 3 1 0 53 26 48 1 105 7.2 3.5 0.1 6.5 0% .271 1.19 3.08 2.03 110 4.15 99.3
2013 NAS AAA PCL 15 15 74.7 0 9 0 90 29 87 11 89 10.8 3.5 1.3 10.5 0% .380 1.59 4.47 5.79 101 6.72 146.0
2014 MIL MLB NL 27 0 29.7 3 1 0 24 21 28 1 101 7.3 6.4 0.3 8.5 0% .284 1.52 3.77 4.25 112 4.38 107.5
2015 MIL MLB NL 24 0 34.3 0 2 0 31 12 34 7 95 8.1 3.1 1.8 8.9 0% .253 1.25 5.14 3.67 109 5.13 119.7
2015 CSP AAA PCL 17 17 88.7 2 7 0 106 36 57 16 115 10.8 3.7 1.6 5.8 0% .315 1.60 5.90 5.28 124 5.80 127.3
2016 MIL MLB NL 67 0 67.0 8 5 13 38 25 90 6 95 5.1 3.4 0.8 12.1 36% .229 0.94 2.86 2.15 84 3.05 67.4
2018 BOS MLB AL 25 0 24.0 2 0 0 28 10 21 6 108 10.5 3.8 2.3 7.9 37% .319 1.58 6.07 5.63 106 5.01 111.9
2018 PME AA EAS 3 0 3.7 0 0 0 4 2 4 1 9.8 4.9 2.5 9.8 30% .333 1.64 6.31 7.36 94 4.25 89.9
2018 PAW AAA INT 15 1 12.7 0 1 0 11 6 11 3 90 7.8 4.3 2.1 7.8 20% .216 1.34 6.33 4.26 121 4.71 99.6
2019 BOS MLB AL 16 0 18.7 0 0 0 21 10 22 4 107 10.1 4.8 1.9 10.6 30% .347 1.66 5.43 7.71 112 6.57 134.6
2019 OKL AAA PCL 12 0 12.0 0 0 0 11 9 15 3 8.3 6.8 2.3 11.3 26% .280 1.67 7.04 6.00 103 3.95 81.3
2019 PAW AAA INT 11 1 10.7 0 2 0 17 9 13 5 100 14.3 7.6 4.2 11.0 29% .364 2.44 9.81 12.66 137 8.52 175.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2012 375 0.4880 0.4347 0.8098 0.6230 0.2552 0.8596 0.6939 0.1902
2013 1062 0.4859 0.4171 0.8081 0.6182 0.2271 0.8621 0.6694 0.1919
2014 509 0.4774 0.4263 0.7419 0.6255 0.2444 0.8289 0.5385 0.2581
2015 640 0.4906 0.4719 0.7815 0.6592 0.2914 0.8599 0.6105 0.2185
2016 1138 0.4824 0.4587 0.7165 0.6375 0.2920 0.7686 0.6105 0.2835
2018 430 0.4814 0.4558 0.7908 0.6812 0.2466 0.8652 0.6000 0.2092
2019 382 0.4660 0.4503 0.7907 0.6629 0.2647 0.8898 0.5741 0.2093
Career45360.48280.44420.77100.63980.26170.83700.61900.2290

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-07 2014-09-29 60-DL 114 100 Right Elbow Inflammation PRP Injection -
2002-01-01 2002-01-01 HS 0 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - Non-operative - Date Is Estimated -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 BOS $1,750,000
2018 BOS $2,050,000
2017 BOS $2,050,000
2016 MIL $513,900
2015 MIL $510,500
2014 MIL $505,000
2013 MIL $
2012 MIL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$5,629,400
2019Current$1,750,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$7,379,400
6 yrTotal$7,379,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 57 dACES1 year/$1.75M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2019). Re-signed by Boston 11/30/18 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 45, 50, 55, 60 games. Released by Boston 7/10/19. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 7/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2018). Re-signed by Boston 12/4/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2017). Acquired by Boston in trade from Milwaukee 12/6/16. Signed by Boston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5139M (2016). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5015M (2015). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 6/19/12.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2010 (3-96) (Charleston Southern). $0.3519M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.9 1.6 0.1 34 4 50.6 39 18 48 6 .245 1.13 3.54 3.83 6.3 0.7
80o 2.5 1.4 0.1 30 3 44.8 37 17 42 6 .259 1.22 3.95 4.26 3.6 0.4
70o 2.2 1.3 0.1 27 3 40.7 36 16 38 6 .270 1.29 4.25 4.59 1.8 0.2
60o 2 1.2 0.1 25 3 37.3 34 16 35 6 .279 1.35 4.51 4.87 0.6 0.1
50o 1.8 1.1 0.1 23 2 34.2 33 15 32 5 .287 1.40 4.75 5.13 -0.4 0.0
40o 1.6 1 0.1 21 2 31.1 31 14 29 5 .295 1.46 5.00 5.4 -1.2 -0.1
30o 1.4 0.9 0.1 19 2 27.9 29 13 26 5 .304 1.53 5.28 5.7 -2.0 -0.2
20o 1.2 0.8 0 16 2 24.3 27 12 23 4 .314 1.60 5.60 6.05 -2.6 -0.3
10o 0.9 0.7 0 13 1 19.5 23 11 18 4 .329 1.71 6.06 6.55 -3.1 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.71.10.122233.53215325.2851.394.725.09-0.30.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20203121046049462147837.2841.384.835.108.53.98.71.5-0.0
20213221045048452146737.2851.384.785.058.43.98.61.30.0
20223321045048452146737.2861.384.825.098.54.08.71.3-0.0
20233421040042411840737.2891.394.905.178.73.88.51.5-0.1
20243521037040381738637.2881.394.935.208.63.98.61.4-0.1
20253621033035341533637.2861.395.035.318.73.88.41.5-0.1
20263711031033321531537.2881.445.035.318.84.18.51.4-0.1
20273821031033321431537.2851.395.025.308.73.88.51.4-0.1
20283910029030301328537.2871.425.105.388.93.98.31.5-0.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Angel Guzman 2012 0.00 DNP
2 90 Wesley Wright 2015 4.91
3 87 Chris Resop 2013 7.00
4 85 Craig Breslow 2011 4.40
5 85 Jose Veras 2011 4.18
6 84 Matt Thornton 2007 4.95
7 83 Manny Acosta 2011 4.02
8 82 Arquimedes Caminero 2017 0.00 DNP
9 82 Matt Lindstrom 2010 4.39
10 82 Kevin Gregg 2008 3.93
11 82 Wil Ledezma 2011 15.00
12 82 Neal Cotts 2010 0.00 DNP
13 81 Pedro Baez 2018 3.04
14 81 Brad Brach 2016 2.62
15 81 Tyler Yates 2008 4.79
16 81 Adam Ottavino 2016 3.00
17 81 Scott Elbert 2016 0.00 DNP
18 80 Bobby Seay 2008 4.31
19 80 Josh Outman 2015 0.00 DNP
20 80 Santiago Casilla 2011 1.92
21 80 Tom Wilhelmsen 2014 2.50
22 80 Chris Narveson 2012 8.00
23 80 Aaron Heilman 2009 4.35
24 79 Phil Coke 2013 5.63
25 79 Justin Miller 2017 0.00 DNP
26 79 Nate Jones 2016 2.55
27 79 David Carpenter 2016 0.00 DNP
28 79 Jared Burton 2011 3.86
29 79 Scott Proctor 2007 4.27
30 79 Tanner Scheppers 2017 6.75
31 79 George Kontos 2015 2.45
32 79 Will Ohman 2008 4.14
33 79 Robinson Tejeda 2012 0.00 DNP
34 79 Andrew Brown 2011 0.00 DNP
35 79 Louis Coleman 2016 5.06
36 79 Jesse Carlson 2011 0.00 DNP
37 79 Josh Fields 2016 5.66
38 78 Brandon Kintzler 2015 7.71
39 78 George Sherrill 2007 2.36
40 78 Leo Rosales 2011 0.00 DNP
41 78 Matt Guerrier 2009 2.71
42 78 Christian Friedrich 2018 0.00 DNP
43 78 Preston Claiborne 2018 0.00 DNP
44 78 Steve Geltz 2018 0.00 DNP
45 78 Denny Bautista 2011 0.00 DNP
46 78 Todd Wellemeyer 2009 6.47
47 78 Tom Mastny 2011 0.00 DNP
48 78 Sam LeCure 2014 4.29
49 78 Rich Hill 2010 0.00
50 78 Vinnie Chulk 2009 4.50
51 78 Jose Arredondo 2014 0.00 DNP
52 78 Neftali Feliz 2018 0.00 DNP
53 77 Adam Bernero 2007 0.00 DNP
54 77 Jerry Blevins 2014 4.87
55 77 Brian Tallet 2008 3.04
56 77 Bill Bray 2013 0.00 DNP
57 77 Danny Farquhar 2017 4.20
58 77 Greg Aquino 2008 12.54
59 77 Tony Watson 2015 2.03
60 77 Ronald Belisario 2013 4.50
61 77 Rick Bauer 2007 0.00 DNP
62 77 Geoff Geary 2007 5.88
63 77 Cory Wade 2013 0.00 DNP
64 76 Juan Oviedo 2012 0.00 DNP
65 76 Brandon Backe 2008 6.16
66 76 Phil Norton 2006 0.00 DNP
67 76 Scott Stewart 2006 0.00 DNP
68 76 Jesus Colome 2008 4.82
69 76 Brad Peacock 2018 3.60
70 76 Troy Patton 2016 0.00 DNP
71 76 Nate Karns 2018 0.00 DNP
72 76 Joaquin Benoit 2008 5.60
73 76 Kevin Jepsen 2015 2.45
74 76 Zach McAllister 2018 6.40
75 76 Derrick Turnbow 2008 15.63
76 76 Michael Kohn 2016 0.00 DNP
77 76 Matt Wise 2006 4.87
78 76 Ryan Dempster 2007 4.86
79 75 Cory Gearrin 2016 4.47
80 75 Brandon Medders 2010 7.20
81 75 Mitch Stetter 2011 5.14
82 75 John Axford 2013 4.43
83 75 Jeremy Guthrie 2009 5.36
84 75 Michael Bowden 2017 0.00 DNP
85 75 Brandon Villafuerte 2006 0.00 DNP
86 75 Anthony Varvaro 2015 4.09
87 75 Tyler Lyons 2018 8.64
88 75 Taylor Buchholz 2012 0.00 DNP
89 74 Charlie Furbush 2016 0.00 DNP
90 74 Jon Rauch 2009 3.86
91 74 Darin Downs 2015 0.00 DNP
92 74 Justin De Fratus 2018 0.00 DNP
93 74 Michael Tejera 2007 0.00 DNP
94 74 Franklin Morales 2016 9.00
95 74 Will Harris 2015 2.28
96 74 Dave Borkowski 2007 5.78
97 74 Grant Balfour 2008 1.54
98 74 Brian Stokes 2010 9.72
99 74 Lucas Luetge 2017 0.00 DNP
100 74 Nick Masset 2012 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Defense Against the Dark Arts professors, Spinal Tap drummers and Browns quarterbacks tremble at the thought of having Dave Dombrowski acquire them to serve as the primary setup man for the Red Sox. Before the 2016 season, Dealin' Dave sent Wade Miley and spare parts to the Mariners for Carson Smith, who threw just 2 2/3 innings before blowing out his elbow. That stunk, but when the sunk cost is Wade Miley, people move on. But when Davey With The Good Hair sent Travis Shaw and Mauricio Dubon to the Brewers for Thornburg before the 2017 season, his mistake proved more costly. Thornburg's shoulder acted up in spring training and never got better, and by June he needed thoracic outlet surgery. Meanwhile, Shaw hit .273/.349/.513 for Milwaukee while Boston third baseman posted a -.456 TAv and committed 563 errors (all stats approximate) before Rafael Devers arrived. Also, Shaw's 31 homers would've been tops for a Red Sox team that finished last in the AL in taters. Yikes. If Thornburg recovers, he can play a key role in the 2018 bullpen, but that's a big if. Given how fickle even healthy relievers are, it's probably smart to bet the under on the number of high-leverage innings Thornburg will see next season. It would also probably be smart to stop trading so aggressively for relievers.
2017 After several up-and-down, injury riddled seasons, Thornburg was the Phoenix to the ashes of the Jeremy Jeffress trade. Rather than shaking up the Brewers' bullpen, losing Jeffress opened a spot for the dominant Thornburg to prove his way as a closer. It's almost like an assembly line: depth RHP-in, closer RHP-out. And then just as quickly, Thornburg became the next closer reclamation project traded out of Milwaukee, heading to Boston in a setup role.
2016 People bristle at the stereotypes of short pitchers. It's uncomfortable to project talented pitchers, who've often experienced nothing but success, to be future relievers based solely on the fact that they stand at or less than six feet tall. Everywhere else, six is plenty of feet! People point to Tim Lincecum as a counter-example, but even he was breaking down before age 30. And that's the anomaly. Scenarios like Thornburg's are far more common: big stuff, flashes of dominance, and then injuries. The right-hander lost two ticks off his fastball and is no longer considered for a starting role, just two years after posting a 2.03 ERA in a third of a season. It's just too difficult for a small frame to cope with the demands of professional baseball, year after year, especially as a starter. Thus, when your favorite pitching prospect is getting “unfairly” downgraded for his short stature, it's important to remember that we've seen this genre of movie before. It rarely ends well.
2015 For most organizations, Thornburg would have had a shot at the starting rotation, but the Brewers had enough depth that he was immediately slotted into the bullpen. He thrived in that role in April, working into high-leverage roles with 10 Ks per nine and a 0.61 ERA. But things fall apart, intentions shatter: The walks soared, the velocity dropped, and by June he was gone with an elbow injury. The right-hander has a legitimate three-pitch mix and can throw all three for strikes; however, the elbow injury only validates concerns over the durability of his slight frame. If one really dreams, he can see a little bit of Tyler Clippard in Thornburg.
2014 Thornburg pitched 23 innings out of the bullpen out of necessity for Milwaukee, but 2013 was more about establishing himself as a contender for a 2014 rotation spot. He took seven turns for Milwaukee and recorded a quality start in each, while allowing just one home run all season despite Milwaukee's homer-friendly fences. Consensus early in Thornburg's career was that his short stature and max-effort delivery would limit him to the bullpen, but after this taste of success, he's shown too much promise to concede a career in relief.
2013 Thornburg began last season by dominating in his first taste of the high minors, finished it in Milwaukee, and in the process demonstrated how valuable his arm can be. Short in stature but long on stuff, Thornburg has a heater that can reach the mid-90s, a changeup and curveball that are more than just distractions, and an odd delivery that hides the ball well. Hes a fly-ball pitcher who may struggle to keep the ball in the park, but he limits the damage by keeping his walks in check. Pitchers his size will always have their durability questioned, and his stuff might play up in a relief role, but Thornburg has proven he can survive a starters workload and profiles as a solid contributor at the back of the rotation.
2012 Utilizing a similar delivery to Tim Lincecum, Thornburg put to rest most of the rumblings about a future as a reliever in 2011. Although he relieved in the Arizona Fall League, Thornburg added a killer changeup to go with his power curve and a fastball that can reach 94 mph. Comparing him to a two-time Cy Young Award winner because he uses a similar delivery to "The Freak" is premature, but he could already improve the rotations of some major-league teams. In this organizationwith its glut of pitching talenthe'll have to prove himself against Double-A hitting to start the 2012 season; and if he's not spectacular, his debut could come as late as mid-2013.
2011 Third-round pick Tyler Thornburg is short in stature but long on stuff, with a mid-90s fastball and power curve that wowed 'em in rookie ball; he's someone to watch.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who closes for Milwaukee now that they've traded their entire bullpen?
(Ankiel66 from Olympia)
My guess is Tyler Thornburg. (Mike Gianella)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt At season's end, who has more saves: Hector Neris, Tyler Thornburg or Dalier Hinojosa?
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Hector Neris is the best pitcher in this group. I can't make myself care at all who compiles the most saves. (Matthew Trueblood)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)When Tyler Thornburg releases the baseball, MY shoulder twinges by sheer mental imposition. Is his long-term risk for injury as bad as I assume it is, or are their any redeeming qualities in his delivery?
(Fred from Milwaukee)
His risk for shoulder injury is certainly up there, and his poor B&P will likely catch up to him with respect to pitch command. The over-the-top motion can lead to some deceiving stats, because mistimed deliveries tend to miss high or low with minimal lateral variation, and high/low pitches can generate strikes much more easily than those that are inside/outside. In this sense, the fact that the Brewer rotation is full of extreme over-the-top guys is a key ingredient behind their catchers' excellent marks in the framing metrics, since the low pitch is the easiest to get called a strike even when it misses the zone.

Redeeming qualities? Um, he has big torque, so there's that. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, If you were looking to add to your rotation and hold the rights to some young players who would you count on from this short list. Tyler Thornburg, Eric Johnson (whats the upside on Eric) Eddie Butler, Andrew Heaney?
(Jim from Tampa)
Hi Jim:

I don't know if you can really count on prospect pitchers, so that makes this a tough question to answer. I like Heaney better than Butler just because of the park difference (though I think Butler can play with that sinker). Of the four, I like Thornburg best. Johnson's upside for me is as a mid-tier rotation guy, although I could also see him not quite getting there. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is This Tyler Thornburg for real? Awful in moniors this year!
(BStephen from Milw)
He's living on a run of great command in the majors this year. Homers demolished him a year ago in his MLB callup and at Triple-A this year, but he's allowed just 1 in 66.7 MLB IP. The other skills aren't terribly impressive, so I can't really get behind saying the 2.03 ERA is legitimate. Even at 3.03, I'd expect some movement up. That said, he is a solid prospect who can continue to grow and become a worthwhile asset. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jed Bradley and Taylor Jungmann: what gives?
(Tyler from Indy)
The good news for Brewers fans: I'll see Tyler Thornburg and Johnny Hellweg this week. The bad news: I don't have a lot of positive on Bradley and Jungmann. I saw Bradley in camp; his stuff was actually slightly better than last season, but it's still very fringe. 88-91 with a little armside life/sink but was up in the zone. The slider has good shape but was soft. Just fringy all around.

I've seen Jungmann a ton, from his college days to a couple times as a pro. Stuff-wise, the biggest plus for Jungmann out of Texas was his fastball. He could sit comfortably at 92-94 with plus life, reaching 95-97 whenever he got into a jam. It looked like a future bat-destroying pitch. The breaking ball was always just okay, and his changeup came and went. Now Jungmann has been more 89-91 in pro ball, and he'll pop a 93 here and there. It looks like a potential back-end starter. He is a competitor who knows how to pitch, and that'll help him, but the stuff has taken a step back, and he hasn't rediscovered his college velocity. (Jason Cole)
2012-09-12 13:30:00 (link to chat)What do Arizona and Milwaukee's rotations look like in 2013? (I think we'd all rather have Arizona's problems in that regard)
(captnamerca from Florida)
As an A's fan I've learned 1) there's no such thing as too much pitching, and 2) when you feel you have too much pitching, it always seems to sort itself out. Arizona is loaded with pitching prospects and I'd guess a rotation of Kennedy, Cahill, Miley, and I'll say Bauer and Corbin, but Skaggs is obviously in the mix too. For Milwaukee I'd venture Gallardo, Fiers, Rogers, Estrada, and then either a free agent or Tyler Thornburg. By Spring Training of next year, the picture will be much clearer. (Paul Singman)


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