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Kyle Bradish 2021

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On 7/16/2021 at 7:01 PM, Frobby said:

Talk about a terrible outing: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 4 WP.  ERA blew up to 5.65.

My sources stated that Memphis was using different balls. Pitchers were having a difficult time getting a good grip. 

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On 7/28/2021 at 8:23 PM, Frobby said:

Bradish threw 5.1 innings tonight allowing one unearned run on four hits and two walks.   Only one strikeout.   

My sources tell me that Bradish was told to specifically work on change ups for this game and to not worry about k’s.

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9 hours ago, Frobby said:

He’s been pretty good in his last four outings, allowing just 3 runs in 17.1 IP.   Norfolk ERA down to 4.34.    

I know for a fact that Bradish likes throwing to Adley. Ruschman is an outstanding defensive catcher that gives pitchers lots of confidence to throw hard. 
 

Everyone is always focused on the pitcher, ignoring how the quality of the catcher can impact a pitchers confidence and consequently his performance.

All catchers on Norfolk are NOT equal.

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8 hours ago, Lurker said:

I know for a fact that Bradish likes throwing to Adley. Ruschman is an outstanding defensive catcher that gives pitchers lots of confidence to throw hard. 
 

Everyone is always focused on the pitcher, ignoring how the quality of the catcher can impact a pitchers confidence and consequently his performance.

All catchers on Norfolk are NOT equal.

Apologies if you’ve mentioned before, but are you related in some way to Bradish? Do you know if some of his initial struggles in AAA were due to the different ball? Seems like he’s settling nicely. 

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16 hours ago, Lurker said:

I know for a fact that Bradish likes throwing to Adley. Ruschman is an outstanding defensive catcher that gives pitchers lots of confidence to throw hard. 
 

Everyone is always focused on the pitcher, ignoring how the quality of the catcher can impact a pitchers confidence and consequently his performance.

All catchers on Norfolk are NOT equal.

You’re doing a great job out there Kyle!

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On 8/15/2021 at 7:00 PM, seak05 said:

This is why baseball teams are transitioning more towards openers. There are way more guys that can go 3-4 innings, then can go 6+

What I have noticed is that the way that many younger pitchers have been taught with their warm-up routines seems quite a bit different than even 10 years ago. It seems to me that today’s pitchers actually throw more during pregame than in past years. Throwing into a pad, then throwing long ball, then bull pen work, etc.

All of those throws have got to add up and may be affecting the length of their outing.

As you stated, it seems like everything is getting more specialized to the point that it is an anomaly to have a pitcher throw a complete game, so you now have a starter, a middle reliever and a closer.

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12 hours ago, LTO's said:

Apologies if you’ve mentioned before, but are you related in some way to Bradish? Do you know if some of his initial struggles in AAA were due to the different ball? Seems like he’s settling nicely. 


It would be difficult to speculate. There are so many moving parts for any player transitioning from one league to another, or a team that you had relationships with to another team who may all be strangers. Certainly a new type of ball might be an issue, but none of these players live in a vacuum. In the best circumstances there is going to be a lot of pressure in many directions which might take some time for adjustment.

What I can say is that Bradish is a really smart young man with an outstanding work ethic. No matter the situation, he will figure out what needs to be done and will work his tail off to in order to achieve it.

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14 hours ago, Aglets said:

Well he wasn't throwing to Adley.   There's your problem!

Adley can earn his way to the majors when all of Norfolk's starters are throwing zeroes on the board! (And of course improve his base stealing).

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He's got closer potential but I assume they'll keep him as a starter going into next year.   He certainly shows the potential to start as well but he hasn't been able to deep into games (this year that would be finishing 6) or be consistent in AAA.

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I feel pretty good about Bradish helping us in the future. His command issues will dictate whether it's as a reliever or a starter. He has the raw stuff to be a starter. To my (amateur) eye, he actually has pretty good command when he gets out over his front foot. His pitches are sharp and he can locate down. When he doesn't get on top, he elevates. For his FB, that leaves him way up and out of he zone which is pretty harmless because aint' nobody swing at a ball that high. But for his off speed stuff that tendency leaves him up in the zone and very hittable. So while he didn't walk anyone yesterday, his command was still pretty lacking. Interestingly, when he has to buckle down and make a good pitch, the timing issue that I'm talking about seems to disappear and he makes good pitches. So maybe that bodes well for the future since he seems to be able to correct his elevation issues when he focuses on it. He was still throwing 94-96 on the FB, so his velocity is still where it was when I first saw him this spring. 

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