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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
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   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. Poisonous Moose 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.

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