In recent years, the Pirates saw top pitching prospects like Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow scratch the surface of their potential in Pittsburgh, only to immediately blast through that ceiling elsewhere. The 23-year-old right-hander can’t concern himself with the organization’s bigger-picture issues, but his success is important in several regards: 1. BRADENTON, Fla. -- Mitch Keller scaled the mound on Field 4 at Pirate City late Tuesday morning, staring down four of his own teammates during a round of live batting practice.

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Mitch Keller scaled the mound on Field 4 at Pirate City late Tuesday morning, staring down four of his own teammates during a round of live batting practice. “When you have experiences, you’re able to gauge yourself -- especially against Major League hitters -- and he does have elite stuff,” manager Derek Shelton said on Tuesday. 2.

Keller thought he leaned too heavily on his four-seamer, which he threw 59.5 percent of the time last year. He struck out three Cubs batters in a 4-3 loss. Keller was fantastic on Saturday against the Cardinals, throwing six hitless innings while striking out six. They’ve also helped Keller make better use of the Rapsodo data captured during each of his bullpen sessions. Disclosures. The Pirates’ bullpen quickly blew starter Mitch Keller’s no-hit bid, with reliever Sam Howard allowing a two-run double to St. Louis’ Tyler O’Neill with no outs in the seventh inni... Keller expected to start as Pittsburgh hosts St. Louis, The Cardinals will start Kwang Hyun Kim on Saturday while the Pirates are expected to counter with Mitch Keller, Moustakas homers as Reds sweep Pirates with 9-4 win, Mike Moustakas hit a big three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 for a doubleheader sweep, Berríos, Twins win 5th in row, top Pirates after drone delay, José Berríos pitched six innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat Pittsburgh 7-3 for their fifth straight win, Musgrove expected to start for Pittsburgh against Minnesota, The Minnesota Twins host the Pittsburgh Pirates, Báez's single in 11th gives Cubs 2-1 win over Pirates, Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the 11th, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Keller, Feliz on IL; Kela resumes workouts. Keller intends to join that group for good this season. All rights reserved.

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and read his blog. Archer, Musgrove and Brault encouraged their younger teammate every time he executed a pitch during Tuesday’s live BP session. Yet Keller allowed 72 hits in 48 innings during his debut season, and opponents batted .461 with a .719 slugging percentage against his fastball. Pittsburgh Pirates: Another Weird Season for Mitch Keller. How did that happen? Mitch Keller Stats, Fantasy & News Mitch Thomas Keller…Is a 2014 graduate of Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, IA, the same school that produced big league outfielder Ryan Sweeney…

Explore MLB player news, rumors, updates, social feeds, analysis and more at FOXSports.com. Latest on Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Pirates' Keller struck by liner, has bruised wrist Keller's 28.6% strikeout rate and 7.1% walk rate were right in line with his numbers in 19 Triple-A starts, where he posted a 3.56 ERA. 3. “Try it now, and if I don’t fall along those lines, then keep working for it. “If you watch a couple of the breaking balls he threw today, you’re not going to see those pitches very many places.”. Prospect Keller: 'One day I want to be the ace', his fastball averaged 95.4 mph with high-end spin that ranked in the 91st percentile among Major League pitchers. More Mitch Keller: News, Rankings, Projections, Stats Pittsburgh Pirates News JT Brubaker struggles in season finale By Brad Camara Jose Osuna collects three … Keller has already bought into the analytical approach led by Marin and bullpen coach Justin Meccage. Use of this website (including any and all parts and components) constitutes your acceptance of these. “I knew I threw a lot of fastballs, but I didn’t really know the numbers to a ‘T’ or anything like that,” Keller said. Opponents struggled mightily against his breaking balls, batting .200 with a .289 slugging percentage against his slider and .133/.133 against his curveball. The Pirates would certainly like to see the best version of Keller in their rotation. There was a protective screen set up just behind him to provide cover for coaches, staff and several of the Pirates’ most experienced starting pitchers -- Chris Archer, Joe Musgrove and Steven Brault among them -- who had gathered to watch. The rookie is a candidate to take Mitch Keller's spot in the rotation, though the team could also choose to break up the piggyback combo of Steven Brault and Chad Kuhl. Ideally, the Pirates will see those pitches at PNC Park in about six weeks -- and for many years after that. Get the latest MLB news on Mitch Keller. Adam Berry has covered the Pirates for MLB.com since 2015. Despite positng a sub-3 ERA, Mitch Keller did not pitch as well as it may have appeared during the 2020 season. Mitch Keller to start Friday against Cleveland, Jose Osuna collects three hits, homers in season finale, Joe Musgrove dominant in final start of 2020, Bryan Reynolds belts seventh homer in Saturday's win, FanDuel MLB DFS Strategy Advice: Saturday (10/17), FanDuel DFS MLB Strategy Advice: Thursday (10/15), Dynasty Pitchers to Buy or Sell (Fantasy Baseball 2020), FanDuel MLB DFS Strategy Advice: Wednesday (10/14), FanDuel DFS MLB Strategy Advice: Tuesday (10/13), No, I'm a California resident looking for the California Consumer Privacy Act form. For all the lessons he learned by struggling in the Majors, Keller may have gained something just as important down the stretch: a sense of belonging. Get the latest fantasy news, stats, and injury updates for Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller from CBS Sports. It was pretty high on the fastball, which is probably one of the reasons my fastballs got hit around more than usual -- because I was throwing it more than usual, and guys were just sitting on it.”. “There is some really good stuff coming from my stuff last year, so we just really looked at that stuff -- not the most negative things,” Keller said. More Mitch Keller: News, Rankings, Projections, Stats, © Copyright 2010-2020 FantasyPros.com Once again, it was a weird y... Hayes' sparkling arrival gives Pirates something to build on, The arrival of rookie third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes gives the Pittsburgh Pirates something to build on heading into 2021, Walk away: Indians rally again, keep AL Central hopes alive, César Hernández's RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning helped Cleveland rally for its third walk-off win in four days, a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Marlins, Reds, Astros lock up spots in the postseason, Keller matches rare NL feat with 11 hitless IP. (Jason Mackey on Twitter). BRADENTON, Fla. -- Mitch Keller scaled the mound on Field 4 at Pirate City late Tuesday morning, staring down four of his own teammates during a round of live batting practice. Brubaker allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three in three scoreless relief innings Saturday in the Pirates' 4-3 loss to the Cubs. Keller said he feels more at ease than he did last spring, and he’s carrying himself with more confidence. There was a protective screen set up just behind him to provide cover for coaches, staff and several of. Twins beat Cubs 8-1, clinch berth in the postseason, O'Neill ends no-hit bid, Cardinals rally past Pirates 5-4, Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run double to end a no-hit bid started by Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Pirates 5-4, Pirates bullpen blow Keller's no-hit bid vs Cardinals in 7th. He has seven strikeouts in five scoreless innings. The good news?