Originally posted on Where Is Andy Van Slyke  |  Last updated 10/27/11
When I was writing up my prospect lists last week, I noticed that I was writing a variation of one thing over and over again: "This guy has good control for his level," or "For his age, his control is very advanced." That's what makes Nick Kingham such an interesting prospect despite not pitching in a full season yet. That's what makes Jameson Taillon's debut season a success, even if some of his other numbers weren't as good as people were expecting. It's what leaves hope for Zack Von Rosenberg and why Zack Dodson and Zac Fuesser are becoming better prospects than initially expected. So, I asked myself, do the Pirates' pitching prospects really have better control than most other teams? Let's go through and do a league-by-league look at how the Pirates' minor league affiliates stack up in terms of control. First, the International League Tm Aff PitchAge ERA H R HR BB ▾ IBB SO HBP WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Charlotte Knights CHW 26.8 4.25 1196 634 120 517 6 1121 76 1.386 8.7 0.9 ...
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