Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mark Prior’s pitching transformation

“Yeah, I’m not the pitcher now at 31 that I was,” Prior admitted.

This is the obvious part. Prior has experienced a lot of life since being drafted No. 2 overall in 2001 out of USC. He’s seen his career rise, he’s seen it crash. He’s been an All-Star and a Cy Young candidate. He got married, had children, bounced around operating rooms.

And so it’s somewhat striking to see Prior now, sitting here in shorts and a Red Sox top, smiling and clean shaven, looking so young. He has a fresh lather from some aerobic work. He looks strong.

“People like to talk about the velocity because it’s not the same,” Prior said. “But I’m not that far off. It doesn’t mean I still can’t be good.”

kirkhead Posted: July 22, 2012 at 02:45 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dusty baker, red sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. kirkhead Posted: July 22, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4189274)
Prior's line at Pawtucket this season:

12 G, 15.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 HR, 17 BB, 28 K, 3.52 ERA.
   2. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: July 22, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4189282)
Wait, 17 bb and 27 Ks in 15 innings?
   3. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 22, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4189287)
Wait, 17 bb and 27 Ks in 15 innings?


Well, one was intentional.
   4. booond Posted: July 22, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4189301)
Three true outcomes pitching.
   5. There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow Posted: July 22, 2012 at 08:05 PM (#4189326)
Three true outcomes pitching.


Well, if I calculate this right, total batters faced should be H + W + IP*3, which is 70. 48 of them were K, BB, HR. He's the pitching Adam Dunn.
   6. scumbag Posted: July 22, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4189345)
Calculate nothing, he's faced 71 batters. There was a HBP. Four non-HR hits and 17 non-K outs
   7. RollingWave Posted: July 22, 2012 at 10:22 PM (#4189409)
well that he managed to get 15 IP in is aleady amazing.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: July 22, 2012 at 11:35 PM (#4189436)
Wonder how many pitches in those 15 innings. 300?
   9. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM (#4189438)
Count me among those amazed that he has managed to accumulate 15 innings.
   10. bookbook Posted: July 22, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4189440)
Forget about the three true outcome awesomeness--that he could strike out 17 batters, only one intentionally!?!?!

Not that's a guy pitching out of his mind.
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 17, 2012 at 08:50 PM (#4211133)
Mark Prior has been released back into the wild, where he will presumably be captured again next spring and tagged so that scientists can gain a better understanding of mating rituals of the "inverted W".
   12. Scott Fischthal Posted: August 17, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4211177)
Now up to 114 BF, 48 balls in play (38K, 23BB, 2 HBP, 15 H, 4 HR in 25 IP -- must be a DP in there somewhere).
   13. Ray (RDP) Posted: August 17, 2012 at 11:41 PM (#4211185)
Seems like he is just firing away and trying to keep the ball out of play.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Francis
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(2790 - 10:10pm, May 30)
Last: 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 23: Baseball owners hear from Democratic, Republican strategists
(1487 - 10:00pm, May 30)
Last: McCoy

Sox TherapyMore About Guys Who Are Not Major Leaguers
(26 - 9:53pm, May 30)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogRoyals rally to top White Sox for series sweep | MLB.com
(5 - 9:48pm, May 30)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogDid the Tigers throw games in 1917 to help the White Sox win the pennant?
(6 - 9:37pm, May 30)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Gonfalon CubsRegression and Perspective
(19 - 9:21pm, May 30)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-30-16
(90 - 9:14pm, May 30)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

Sox TherapyFeeling A Draft
(5 - 8:52pm, May 30)
Last: Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate')

NewsblogStew Thornley's macabre adventure: Visiting every dead baseball Hall of Famer's grave
(57 - 8:36pm, May 30)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogMLB has lost its way with replay, Chase Utley Rule
(57 - 8:35pm, May 30)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogCardinals notes: Punishment for hacking 'unlikely' before this June's draft | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
(8 - 7:56pm, May 30)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogPadres discussing potential James Shields trade with White Sox | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(24 - 5:05pm, May 30)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogYu Darvish wins in return to Major Leagues | MLB.com
(10 - 4:13pm, May 30)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogWade Boggs feels ‘back home’ as Red Sox retire his No. 26 at Fenway Park
(72 - 3:12pm, May 30)
Last: BDC

NewsblogRyan Braun out with neck injury vs. Reds | MLB.com
(1 - 2:52pm, May 30)
Last: Spahn Insane: bowing to King of Effortless

Page rendered in 0.2949 seconds
47 querie(s) executed