Monday, January 26, 2009

Virgil Is A Pirate

The Pirates have finally filled out their 40-man roster with the signing of Virgil. The right-handed pitcher had a 12-12 record with 4.81 ERA and 115 K's compared to 37 walks. Over his six year minor-league career, Virgil has gone 54-48 with a 4.25 ERA, 610 K's and 185 walks.

Those seem to be some great minor league numbers. However, it doesn't seem like these numbers have been able to translate to The Show. In 2007, he made 5 appearances for the Tigers, including 3 starts. His final numbers there? An 8.64 ERA, 16.2 innings pitched, 16 runs, 7 homeruns, 5 walks and 7 strikeouts.

Does John Van Benschoten ring a bell? Great minor league pitcher that was never able to translate it into major league success. But hey, good luck to the guy!
Let's Go Bucs

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