This is your Pirates Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of October 11, 2021.
A Look at Pirates Pitchers Last Week
Mitch Keller has a record of 0-0 this past week and a 3.00 ERA. As a starting pitcher, he has 1 starting appearance this week.
This past week, he has been ringing up hitters with 9.00 strikeouts per 9 innings. He has yielded a 0.375 BABIP this week. Hitters are hitting .273 against him this past week. Hitters are swinging at his pitches that are out of the strike zone 33.3% of the time. He has a low strike zone swing rate, it is 52.2% and this means that hitters are looking at pitches in the strike zone, he is painting the corners well.
Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…
“Stallings moved into the number-one position in 2020, and since then he’s risen to the challenge. He did have a .994 fielding percentage and a 26% caught stealing percentage, but he only played a third of the games that Stallings did. Whatever woes the 2021 Pirates had—and there were many of them—one they did not have was at the catcher position. DFAing Perez would be somewhat on the stupid side at this point—like it or not, you need a backup catcher.”