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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #175: May 29, 2013, 09:41:52 PM »
How did his speedball go?

Maximum velocity

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #176: May 29, 2013, 10:18:57 PM »
Maximum velocity

terminal velocity?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #177: May 30, 2013, 01:00:20 AM »
I wouldn't even be worried about velocity right now necessarily. Health is all that matters. Once he gets comfortable and confident, then Id expect a spike in velo. Plus, hes a lefty that if he retains his other pitches, could still get guys out at 90-91. 95 isn't necessary, though itd be great if he could. It would be nice to know what he was throwing though, for comparison sake in a few weeks.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #178: May 30, 2013, 08:46:56 AM »
terminal velocity?

Initial velocity.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #179: May 30, 2013, 10:36:47 AM »
I wouldn't even be worried about velocity right now necessarily. Health is all that matters. Once he gets comfortable and confident, then Id expect a spike in velo. Plus, hes a lefty that if he retains his other pitches, could still get guys out at 90-91. 95 isn't necessary, though itd be great if he could. It would be nice to know what he was throwing though, for comparison sake in a few weeks.

velocity and command are decent indicators of health, so high k, low bb outings bode well

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #180: May 30, 2013, 10:49:13 AM »
velocity and command are decent indicators of health, so high k, low bb outings bode well

While I agree, I'm just saying I wouldn't worry what he's hitting his first game or two back. There is a certain level of cconfidence that comes back once you've getting people out and are pain free. I never came back completely after labrum surgery but when I first came hack, my velo wasn't significantly better than it was pre surgery. A month later with confidence and continued strength bulding, I was up another 5mph. I'm just saying I think hell be throwing a little harder in a few weeks and that if he was o ly sitting at 88, I wouldn't be discouraged.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #181: June 04, 2013, 08:27:26 PM »
4.2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 K

Not too shabby.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #182: June 04, 2013, 10:44:17 PM »
encouraging :clap: love the K numbers

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #183: June 04, 2013, 11:18:11 PM »
and low walks

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #184: June 05, 2013, 07:58:48 AM »
Yes, but did he achieve terminal velocity?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #185: June 12, 2013, 12:51:40 AM »
Took the loss today. Roughed up a bit: 4.2ip, 6h, 5r(4er), 2bb, 8k, 2hr.

The 8 k's in 4.2 innings is nice. So is a 4/1 k/bb ratio but that's the end of the positives.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #186: June 12, 2013, 09:08:26 AM »
Call him up. We can pitch Dan Haren 3 inning and Matt Purke 3 innings every start.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #187: June 23, 2013, 05:51:28 PM »
Today:

5 IP  4 hits  1 bb  0 runs  9 Ks

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #188: June 23, 2013, 06:13:36 PM »
Matt Purke so far at Hagerstown, unless I miscounted:

5 starts, 23 innings, 24 hits, 7 walks, 33 strikeouts

12.9 K/9
4.7 K/BB
1.35 WHIP
3.13 ERA

There are 6 pitchers on roster older than him, and a guy born the same week as him. Dixon Anderson's older.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #189: June 23, 2013, 06:22:43 PM »
Pitch counts?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #191: June 28, 2013, 08:32:47 PM »
So far tonight at Hagerstown, Purke has 6IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 8K. 
Suns up 2-0

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #192: June 28, 2013, 08:37:29 PM »
So far tonight at Hagerstown, Purke has 6IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 8K. 
Suns up 2-0

Harper in for Purke. Nice job. Domination.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #193: June 28, 2013, 08:42:29 PM »
Can u send a player to the AFL twice?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #194: June 28, 2013, 09:42:40 PM »
Seriously though, how's his velocity?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #195: June 28, 2013, 11:18:07 PM »
Yes, you can.

I know we sent Norris twice.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #196: June 29, 2013, 05:12:19 PM »
Purke! I'm getting excited just thinking about a potential rotation with Purke, Giolito, and Cole (and Jordan?).

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #197: June 30, 2013, 10:40:18 PM »
This is getting strange. I've searched twitter, I can't find a single velo mention. All jokes aside, that's the biggest indicator of health with shoulders. Anyone know what he's sitting?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #198: July 01, 2013, 12:20:34 AM »
Purke! I'm getting excited just thinking about a potential rotation with Purke, Giolito, and Cole (and Jordan?).

Where at?

With Strasburg, Gio, and JZimm, there are only two spots for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Purke, LHP
« Reply #199: July 01, 2013, 08:13:17 AM »
I don't see them sending Purke to AFL. He's an injury risk and they'll play conservative with him. They don't NEED him right now, and, to be honestly, even with the AFL, he won't be ready for at least two seasons. Let's play it safe with the one made of glass.