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I was somewhat surprised he didn’t come out for the 6th.   He’d only thrown 73 pitches.   

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38 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I was somewhat surprised he didn’t come out for the 6th.   He’d only thrown 73 pitches.   

Getting Lebron innings I'm guessing, they were piggybacking him today/

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Knight is definitely finding the Carolina League to be more of a challenge than the Sally.    Today, 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K’s.    Most of the damage was done in the first inning, when he allowed 3 runs on 2 walks and 2 hits.   On the positive side, despite the rough start Knight made it through 6 innings in a tidy 85 pitches.   

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On 6/1/2019 at 6:05 PM, Frobby said:

Knight is definitely finding the Carolina League to be more of a challenge than the Sally.    Today, 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K’s.    Most of the damage was done in the first inning, when he allowed 3 runs on 2 walks and 2 hits.   On the positive side, despite the rough start Knight made it through 6 innings in a tidy 85 pitches.   

One worrying thing about Knight is that strikeout numbers have fallen off the table since he was promoted to Frederick. He has the lowest strikeout rate on the team with a 5.2 SO/9. That just won't cut it. 

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17 hours ago, Big Mac said:

Knight didn't make his scheduled start today, does anybody have any idea why? 

He's scheduled to pitch tonight (6/24).

The Keys head to Lynchburg, Virginia to take on the Hillcats for a three-game series starting on Monday, June 24. RHP Blaine Knight (0-3, 4.65) will start for Frederick. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30pm. Fans can listen to the game at frederickkeys.com or on the TuneIn app with pregame coverage starting at 5:15pm.

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On 5/19/2019 at 12:36 PM, orioles22 said:

I think it's interesting - he is basically comparing the Carolina League to the SEC.

Looks like the Carolina league is a bit tougher than the SEC.

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It’s his first full season of professional ball. It’s the first time he’s really struggled. The demands on his body going from every 7 days to every 5 days will take him some time to adjust. Could be some dead arm periods in there as well. I will look for him to develop for the next two years and then see what he is then. 

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1 hour ago, Jammer7 said:

It’s his first full season of professional ball. It’s the first time he’s really struggled. The demands on his body going from every 7 days to every 5 days will take him some time to adjust. Could be some dead arm periods in there as well. I will look for him to develop for the next two years and then see what he is then. 

I'd wager this is a blip on the radar screen, not a sign of his prospect status ending. I'm not saying he'll be a Verlander, but I'm very happy he's a prospect in our system. With a couple of profile improvements, he could turn into a really nice SP for the O's.  

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8 hours ago, Jammer7 said:

It’s his first full season of professional ball. It’s the first time he’s really struggled. The demands on his body going from every 7 days to every 5 days will take him some time to adjust. Could be some dead arm periods in there as well. I will look for him to develop for the next two years and then see what he is then. 

Yep, like I've said, he's a legit prospect, but maybe not the guy to get overly excited about or anything. If he stays in the 90-94 velocity range, he'll likely need to move to relief.

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2 hours ago, Luke-OH said:

Yep, like I've said, he's a legit prospect, but maybe not the guy to get overly excited about or anything. If he stays in the 90-94 velocity range, he'll likely need to move to relief.

Not to be a smartass, but I thought this kid was a "pitcher". 90-94 should be plenty.  Doesn't this kid have 3 pitches?

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5 minutes ago, RZNJ said:

Not to be a smartass, but I thought this kid was a "pitcher". 90-94 should be plenty.  Doesn't this kid have 3 pitches?

90-94 and straight isn't an average MLB fastball anymore, think Bundy's but missing less bats. He's a pitcher, he's a fierce competitor and has good feel for working hitters, but it's not anything more than average command at best. The fastball gets whacked, it did in the SEC and it will in pro ball. He's got 4 or 5 pitches, but I don't know if he's the kind of strikethrower with those pitches to live off of pitching backwards. 

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2 hours ago, Luke-OH said:

Yep, like I've said, he's a legit prospect, but maybe not the guy to get overly excited about or anything. If he stays in the 90-94 velocity range, he'll likely need to move to relief.

I think he might stink

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