FanPost

Raw Talent 2011: Micheal Pineda

5th in the Mariners

Images_medium

via t0.gstatic.com

Ok so we all know now that Pineda will be the 5th starter in the Mariners rotation. That means his raw talent will get a chance to shine. Now lets look at Pineda's stats and break down how he may do this year.

 

Back in AAA ball for the Mariners in 2010 Micheal had a 10.97 K/9 in a total of 62.1 innings pitched. I'm guessing in the bigs Pineda will have a K/9 of 9.7 which will give him a good sum of 115 strikeouts. I factored in the 107 IP he's projected to throw. You could compare Pineda with Dan Hudson last year, almost equivalent stats.

What is interesting though is that Pineda had a 2 year drought of IP. He rarely played from 2009-2010 (introduced in 2008 for single-a ball), but you can see he's slowly moving forward to more innings meaning that something big is coming

He has a high 90's fastball that I'm looking forward to watching and I've seen a fair amount of spring training footage on him. He's a must for the watchlist, but is he worth the pickup for right now or should you wait it out?

Conclusion,

7 Wins 5 Losses

A trimmed ERA under 4.0 but do expect some rough patches along the way

115 Strikeouts, this will most likely max out at 150

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Fake Teams

You must be a member of Fake Teams to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Fake Teams. You should read them.

Join Fake Teams

You must be a member of Fake Teams to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Fake Teams. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker