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vs. RED SOX 9/19 (Game One)


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Kyle who?

Looks like a closer with good K rate and low homers in the minors. 6' 4". I see a loss here.

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=7874&position=P

Average command of 3/4 average-ish pitches. Nothing electric but he's been successful in the minors. He's had trouble adjusting to ML lineups in his first few appearances. The key will be to work the count early and let him expose his arsenal. If he can't be efficient with his pitches/miss ML bats consistently he's probably best suited as a reliever, but could settle in as a back-end starter.

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Not watching on TV, but I'm 90% sure that pitch that's registering as a "slider" on gameday is actually a cutter, which I like as his second best pitch. He's probably best out of the pen where he can sit mid-90s with the FB and work off the cutter as essentially a 2-pitch guy. That curve has potential, but it gets loopy and from what I hear he's pretty predictable with it.

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ORIOLES

Matt Angle - CF

J.J. Hardy - SS

Nick Markakis - RF

Vladimir Guerrero - DH

Matthew Wieters - C

Chris Davis - 1B

Robert Andino - 2B

Nolan Reimold - LF

Josh Bell - 3B

Jeremy Guthrie - RHP (8-17, 4.22 ERA)

RED SOX

Jacoby Ellsbury – CF

Marco Scutaro – SS

Adrian Gonzalez – 1B

Dustin Pedroia – 2B

David Ortiz – DH

Josh Reddick – RF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – C

Mike Aviles – 3B

Darnell McDonald – LF

Kyle Weiland - RHP (0-2, 7.58 ERA)

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