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2021 Plan for Kopech and Crochet

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8 minutes ago, harkness99 said:

i noticed crochet velo is down some... 

They said that is by design, like Sale used to dial it down 

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17 hours ago, ptatc said:

I think just physically Crochet will not be in the rotation in 2022. He needs to build up innings slowly due to his lack of innings. 

I would not count on him in the rotation until 2023.

The other difference is there are way more questions about Crochet. We KNOW that Kopech can be a starter, and a good one, we just need to build his arm up. For Crochet, we really have no idea. When he has to go 5 innings, is he sitting 98 mph, or 94? Does his stuff still play at those speeds? Can he get his delivery consistent enough to pitch 5-6 innings, and does he have enough pitches to not get hammered the second or third time through? His lack of college innings as a starter make his case pretty unique. 

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6 hours ago, Y2Jimmy0 said:

He'll throw more than that. They're gonna try to get him between 80-100 IMO 

That's seems a little high with his history. Maybe they've had him on an off season program but it seems really physically dangerous to me. Kopech's limit is around 100 and you can see how they are using each differently.

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2 hours ago, gusguyman said:

The other difference is there are way more questions about Crochet. We KNOW that Kopech can be a starter, and a good one, we just need to build his arm up. For Crochet, we really have no idea. When he has to go 5 innings, is he sitting 98 mph, or 94? Does his stuff still play at those speeds? Can he get his delivery consistent enough to pitch 5-6 innings, and does he have enough pitches to not get hammered the second or third time through? His lack of college innings as a starter make his case pretty unique. 

Exactly

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3 hours ago, gusguyman said:

The other difference is there are way more questions about Crochet. We KNOW that Kopech can be a starter, and a good one, we just need to build his arm up. For Crochet, we really have no idea. When he has to go 5 innings, is he sitting 98 mph, or 94? Does his stuff still play at those speeds? Can he get his delivery consistent enough to pitch 5-6 innings, and does he have enough pitches to not get hammered the second or third time through? His lack of college innings as a starter make his case pretty unique. 

Those questions are answered in the minor leagues.  You can't answer them pitching twice a week in the big league bullpen.

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15 minutes ago, Harold's Leg Lift said:

Those questions are answered in the minor leagues.  You can't answer them pitching twice a week in the big league bullpen.

Yes you can and more effectively.  You can answer it while learning to get out MLB hitters. It doesn't matter if the physical innings are in the minors or MLB. 60 inning is a reliever at either level.

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