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Cervelli on scoreless record: 'It's not me, it's them'

  Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli tied a record that was over 100 years old on Wednesday when he caught his 56th consecutive scoreless inning. However, Cervelli wasn't willing to take the credit. "It's not me. It's them," Cervelli said to, referring to the pitchers. "All I do is put down my glove and catch the ball." Cervelli went on and continued to parise the pitching...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Pirates MVP is… Francisco Cervelli?

Everyone makes mistakes. Some marry people they shouldn’t. Some cheat on their taxes. Some refuse to eat their dinner and find out later I won’t give them dessert and then throw a holy fit that prevents me from starting my article on how Francisco Cervelli is the Pittsburgh Pirates MVP until very late. But I […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cervelli stepping up for Pirates

  Francisco Cervelli entered the 2015 season on a team team with a new role. For the first time in his career, Cervelli was going to be asked to be the everyday starting catcher. It was a role he wanted, he just had to make sure he produced and was ready for it. So far, so good. "He's looking to maximize opportunities, give us the best at-bat he can to work us down to the next guy...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The unsurprisingly surprising Francisco Cervelli

Francisco Cervelli has been a pleasant surprise for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the catcher position this season. Cervelli leads the Pirates with a .333 batting average and a .405 on-base percentage (All while not wearing batting gloves). He is also playing fantastic defense and catching for a pitching staff that has been overpowering this season. The Pirates’ team Earned Run Average...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

"He leads the current Pirates’ team in batting average at .331 and, if he had enough at-bats to qualify, would be tied for fourth in the National league (and fifth in all of baseball) in that category. He also leads the majors in runs saved via pitch fram

Francisco Cervelli. (But you already knew that, right?)

Simple approach working for Cervelli

  Ask Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli about the key to his hot start on offense and the answer is a simple, obvious one. "Swinging at good pitches," Cervelli told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's it. Working deep in the count, doing my thing. I'm not trying to do too much." It may be an obvious answer, but it's the right one and so far it's been working for Cervelli. Through...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees' Cervelli takes foul tip to groin, stays in game

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli took a foul tip straight to the groin, but toughed it out and stayed in the game Wednesday night in Detroit.Cervelli went down in the bottom of the fifth as Tigers batter Rajai Davis fouled the 0-1 pitch right into his sensitive area. We would venture to guess that Cervelli was wearing a cup, or else there's no way he would have been able...
Via Holdout Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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