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Thread: Tillman tonight (4/12)
04-13-2012 01:21 PM #31
04-13-2012 02:29 PM #32
Can Mods please re-title this thread to "Seinfeld?"
04-13-2012 02:35 PM #33
Why do you think Jake is more likely to overcome it than Tillman. Jake seems to be commanding better, but a few things about Tillman to keep in mind. He's shown better than average velocity since coming back up last year. The back and forth certainly didn't help him. He's the youngest we have at either the AAA our ML level. Younger than Britton or Matusz, there's still time for him to mature and I would argue he's never had the people around him (i.e. Petersen) before that can focus him on taking full advantage of his potential.
However, consistency has always been his problem. He worked with Brady in the off season to give him more strength in order to be able to repeat his delivery so he really needs to put something together this year. They didnt give him very many innings towards the end of spring training so I think after three to four starts we should see what we're getting.
Last edited by socalbirdfan; 04-13-2012 at 02:38 PM.
04-13-2012 03:24 PM #34
The velocity is a great thing to see, however, he needs to throw less pitches. 100 pitches in 5.2 inning in AAA translates to much worse in the MLB.
He would still be a liability in the rotation and tax the bullpen.
04-13-2012 03:29 PM #35
04-13-2012 07:39 PM #36
The case of too much swing and miss stuff?
I still hold out hope he becomes a SP, but he could be a nasty closer.
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