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Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Topic Start: April 25, 2011, 03:43:45 PM »


As an 18 year old in the DSL last year...

15 G, 14 GS, 82.2 IP, 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 95/12 K/BB, 10.33 K/9, 1.31 BB/9, 7.92 K/BB rate

Those are monster numbers. Of course, he might be a soft tosser and all of those stats mean squat... but I'm hoping when he hits state side, he proves to be a mid 90's fastball type pitcher that will quickly make a name for himself as a prospect once the prospect evaluators and scouts get a look at him.

More information to come... provided he's not a 23 year old saying he's 18.

Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez
« Reply #1: April 25, 2011, 03:51:59 PM »
Never heard of him, nice pick-up

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez
« Reply #2: April 25, 2011, 05:45:15 PM »
Damn nice stats. Not to be stereotypical but most of the Hispanic pitchers that get pro contracts throw pretty hard.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez
« Reply #3: April 25, 2011, 05:51:09 PM »
Good. I hope that's the case. Looking forward to his stateside debut later this summer.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez
« Reply #4: April 25, 2011, 05:52:27 PM »
Good. I hope that's the case. Looking forward to his stateside debut later this summer.
You go to the games?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez
« Reply #5: April 25, 2011, 05:55:49 PM »
Oh, no. Just meant I'm excited for him to debut.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez
« Reply #6: May 06, 2011, 08:03:31 PM »
Byron Kerr tweeted me today that it's likely Wirkin will bypass the GCL and start in Auburn in June.

Great news following the Cole promotion this morning!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez
« Reply #7: May 10, 2011, 12:06:19 AM »
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"He is a good-looking young pitcher," Williams said. "He has got three pitches he throws over the plate for strikes. He has a fastball, curveball and changeup."

Nineteen-year old Estevez is in extended spring training in Florida and will probably be assigned to Short-Season Single-A Auburn, which begins play June 17. Former Potomac Nationals manager Gary Cathcart will manage Auburn.


http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2011/05/nationals-pitching-prospect-update-including-dominican-estevez.html

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #8: June 18, 2011, 11:11:10 AM »
Wirkin makes his first start state side tonight.

Someone should listen to the game to see how hard he throws.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #9: June 18, 2011, 09:29:56 PM »
Went 3.2 IP 9 H and 6 ER good news is he had a 6/1 K/BB ratio

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #10: June 18, 2011, 10:19:27 PM »
Good thing this is the first game, I guess his stuff wasn't "Wirkin" tonight. LMAO!!!!!!!!!. Man i kill my self.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #11: June 20, 2011, 11:41:13 AM »
Was out of town for his first start.

Despite the overall numbers, I'm very encouraged about his 6 K's in 3.2 IP and his 6/1 K/BB rate.

Must have a pretty live arm.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #12: June 23, 2011, 08:37:34 PM »
Much better tonight...

5IP, 1H, 0R, 5/1 K/BB

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #13: June 25, 2011, 03:36:54 PM »
I saw estevez in his debut as I live an hour or so away.  He was sitting at 91-93 in the first inning and impressed me with a strong changeup.  I saw the other report on him from the other day saying he had a strong curveball.  He said he was watching from the side, it may have been his changeup which does drop like a splitter at 79 MPH.  I had a view from behind HP and I saw a weak breaking pitch, but that change is something good IMO.  I saw a scout nod his head after watching a K's from that changeup.  He did lose command and his fastball did go into the 80's.  The kid needs innings and to get a breaking pitch, then there maybe something here.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #14: June 29, 2011, 11:30:42 AM »
Estevez has put up back to back solid starts after his first rocky outing.

For the year in 13.2 IP, he has a 16/3 K/BB and has given up 0 HR's.

That works out to 10.48 K/9, 1.96 BB/9, and a 5.33 K/BB rate.

Keep on keeping on, Wirkin!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #15: July 09, 2011, 08:56:53 PM »
Good start tonight, 6IP, 4H, 0R, 7/1 K/BB

For the year 4.18 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 25/5 K/BB, 5 K/BB

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #16: August 11, 2011, 02:20:45 PM »
Having a solid year for Auburn in his first year stateside.

4-2, 3.86 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 9GS, 49 IP, 46/15 K/BB, 0 HR, 8.45 K/9, 2.75 BB/9, 3.06 K/BB

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #17: April 21, 2012, 09:21:50 PM »
6 ip yesterday giving up 2 runs, striking out 9, and walking none.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #18: April 21, 2012, 09:35:01 PM »
First game pitched this season?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #19: April 21, 2012, 09:41:32 PM »
No his fourth start.

He's struggled, but he is averaging over a strikeout per inning.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #20: April 22, 2012, 02:30:41 PM »
24 k's and 5 walks in 20.1 ip

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #21: May 07, 2012, 10:03:15 PM »
Estevez pitched well tonight 7 ip 3 er 3 k's...His ERA isn't pretty but I like his K numbers and he's doing well for a 20 year old at that level.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #22: May 07, 2012, 10:05:07 PM »
Estevez pitched well tonight 7 ip 3 er 3 k's...His ERA isn't pretty but I like his K numbers and he's doing well for a 20 year old at that level.

the k's have always been there but i still haven't heard anything about his stuff yet so i won't form opinions yet.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #23: May 08, 2012, 05:02:51 PM »
Cant comment on his overall arsenal, but his fastball is supposedly only in the 89-90 range. Considering that, you have to like his ability to strike guys out. Tells you he can spot it very well, and his overall control suggests that as well. He's suppose to be very poised on the mound as well, so thats another positive.

So there is some positives there already. He's gonna have to add some fastball velocity though to become a legitimate prospect. Considering his frame, there is real reason to expect some ticks to come as he matures, so he's definitely a guy to keep an eye on.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wirkin Estevez, RHP
« Reply #24: May 08, 2012, 05:51:20 PM »
Found this article that had details about his stuff:
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The 6-foot-1, 170-lb. prospect has his velocity up between 87 to 93 mph on his fastball, and hit 88 to 92 mph in his first start.

Nationals Director of Player Development Doug Harris saw Estevez throw Thursday and came away impressed.

"He has an above-average changeup and a developing breaking ball," Harris said. "He is a fearless kid. He throws strikes and has really nice instincts."


http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2011/06/dominican-prospect-estevez-bounces-back-in-second-start.html

Think Wirkin is the number 4 pitching prospect we have right now.

1. Purke
2. Meyer
3. Rosenbaum
4. Estevez
5. Ray