Found October 25, 2012 on
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: January 17, 1985
Drafted: 14th round, 417th overall, 2006 (Diamondbacks)
How Acquired: Waiver Claim (from Blue Jays)
College: University of Louisiana (Lafayette)
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
The Pirates claimed Beck off waivers from Toronto. He’s made his way slowly through the minors. He’s generally been a swing man, until he served as a closer in 2012. That’s usually an indication that a team regards a pitcher as a marginal prospect at best. Beck throws hard, around 93-94, with a slider and a splitter or cutter. He’s had unimpressive to poor K rates throughout most of his career. He’s mostly been a flyball pitcher.
A-: 1-5-0, 6.25 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 40.1 IP, 4.0 BB/9, 10.0 K/9
Beck struggled in his debut in short-season ball.
A: 1-2-1, 4.33 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 52.0 IP, 3.5 BB/9, 8.3 K/9
The Diamondbacks moved Beck to the bullpen in low A and he improv
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2012 was supposed to be a step forward for the Blue Jays...instead, it was more of the same. Jose Bautista dealt with ineffectiveness and injury all season, crippling the Toronto offense. The Blue Jays pitching staff apparently came into contact with plutonium, with the team using 12 starters this season. Only three of those 12 pitched started more than 20 games. So yeah, saying...
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have claimed off waivers RHP Chad Beck from the Toronto
Blue Jays and catcher Ramon (Ali) Solis from the San Diego Padres.
Casey Janssen doesn’t have a problem with the save rule, nor does he have much trouble earning saves. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander racked up 22 of them after being the handed the closer’s role in May. The 31-year-old former set-up man appeared in 62 games overall, logging a 2.54 ERA and 0.864 WHIP while walking just 1.6 batters per nine innings. He talked about his successful...
BOSTON -- John Farrell wants to bring stability to the Red Sox, and that starts with the coaching staff.
While Farrell has reportedly brought Torey Lovullo from Toronto to become his bench coach, he said he's still discussing the rest of the team's coaching vacancies with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington.
"I wouldn't say we're really...
The Pirates claimed pitcher Chad Beck and catcher Ali Solis off waivers on Thursday. Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer were designated for assignment to make room for Beck and Solis on the 40-man roster. Obviously, these are pretty minuscule moves in the grand scheme of things, but I’ll briefly break them down anyway.
Beck is a 27 year old reliever that was recently DFA by the Blue...
In the least surprising move since John Farrell was named manager, Torey Lovullo has joined the Red Sox as bench coach, according to a joint announcement from Ben Cherington and John Farrell.
Lovullo of course was Farrell's first-base coach in Toronto, and before that was the Pawtucket manager, so he has long ties to this organization.
But did you know that he has a 1.167...
The Red Sox sent Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays in exchange for John Farrell, but it appears that they discussed sending a key piece of their bullpen up north as well.
Compensation talks between the two teams for Farrell's services came down to either Aviles or Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey, according to ESPN's Buster Olney, although it's unclear how the two clubs ultimately...
John Farrell has named his right-hand man.
On Friday, executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington and Farrell announced that Torey Lovullo has been named the team's bench coach.
Lovullo, who served as first base coach on Farrell’s staff in Toronto for the 2011-12 seasons, returns for his second stint in the Red Sox organization after managing...
BOSTON –– John Farrell isn't afraid of the tough
As manager of the Blue Jays, he was willing to challenge
legendary shortstop Omar Vizquel's assessment of his managerial style. Farrell hopes that aggressive personality will continue to translate onto the field.
"I do know this -- an aggressive style is what we
want, and that takes...