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  1. I think Brach's main fastball in a 4 seamer. The sinker is a 2 seamer like you said.
  2. A sinker sinks. A fastball could do something else for its movement.
  3. I don't wear a hat. I imagine Brach could go from 120-150 innings his first year as a starter and be effective even with some decrease in velocity. That is better than any of these other 3-5 starter candidates are likely to do.
  4. Sure but that is still 4 pitches.
  5. Nothing is evident as we look as the O's last three starters in the rotation. Nothing.
  6. I saw that but the other two charts show a sinker. I am open to some explanation on the sinker.
  7. SP Openings Across MLB

    Boy, you are really down on the O's. They would not contend with Arrieta, Darvish and Cobb. Come on.
  8. Educate me. What is the sinker that they show under Pitch Info Pitch Type and under Pitch info pitch Velo?
  9. FanGraphs say Brach has 4 pitches. Fastball, Sinker, Slider and Change. From what I am reading at least three of them are plus pitches and maybe all 4. http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=6627&position=P
  10. Well, you have staked out your position. Let's see what Dan and Buck do.
  11. So you would rather have Bundy, Gausman,, Castro, Cortes and Ynoa in the rotation? How long do you think that would last? Castro has not been a starter in the high minors much less the majors. Cortes is a soft toss guy with decent numbers in the minors but no major league experience. Not the kind of guy that should be expected to stay in the rotation all year. Ynoa had a terrible year at AAA last year. Had a good month in August in AAA. Has done ok in 7 starts in the majors. But no-one knows what to expect from him. He got lit up for a 6.23 ERA in 5 starts in the Dominican this off season. That is a very iffy rotation. Brach probably has better stuff than the last three. He probably can be extended if the O's want to keep him. Getting creative means going out of your comfort zone. I guess you are not there yet.
  12. O's are between a rock and a hard place. They can't go more than 3 years for a pitcher and whoever they sign has to pass the medicals. That eliminates most pitchers. No Arreita, Darvish, Lynn, Cobb, Cashner, Vargas, Tillman. Dan is going to have to get creative to fill out the rotation. Dan may be able to find relievers easier than starters. You can say never on Brach to the rotation, but who do you have that is better?
  13. Bump. Brach is targeted to be the O's closer until Britton returns. But the O's have Givens and O'Day in the pen. Either may close. It may be easier for Dan to find relievers than starters. Do you think there is a chance the O's stretch out Brach in ST to see if you can fill a starter role?
  14. So it's less than a Month.

    I have to believe that Cortes and Castro begin ST as long shots to be any good in the rotation for any length of time. Probably either can help the O's has relievers.
  15. One reason why the Orioles have not improved their rotation

    So far its no feet in.