Author Topic: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Rutledge, RHP  (Read 9544 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

  • Posts: 5542
Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Rutledge, RHP
« Reply #125: April 14, 2023, 11:23:03 AM »
This is the difference between Single A and Double A. In Single A, you can blow fastballs by guys over the heart of the plate and get them to chase on not even good breaking stuff. In Double A, hitters expect pitchers to have velo and at least one plus breaking ball.

Rutledge is learning the difference between control and command. He is exactly where he needs to be. Just need him to stay healthy.

And in AA and above, pitchers need to expect hitters to actually be able to handle both of them in the strike zone, so there's not really a get-it-over breaking ball either.  I saw Rutledge pull that a couple times lower down when he got behind on fastballs.

Online JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 39713
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Rutledge, RHP
« Reply #126: April 25, 2023, 08:58:19 AM »
I suspect another couple of good starts in Harrisburg and he gets a bump to AAA when Kuhl gets DFA'd and a pitcher off AAA is called up to fill Kuhl's spot.  WHIP is 1.34, he's nearly 9 K/9 (15 in 15.2 IP), ERA's decent (3.45). If he has a couple more of good starts (5-6 IP, 2-3 runs, decent K:BB), then he's probably ready. Rochester pitching is mostly horrid at this point, so if a Peralta (best there, but only 3 starts) gets bumped up, Rutledge is a reasonable backfill.

https://www.milb.com/player/jackson-rutledge-671131?stats=gamelogs-r-pitching-mlb&year=2023

Online imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 42871
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Rutledge, RHP
« Reply #127: April 25, 2023, 10:11:30 PM »
Got hit around for 4 runs in the second but lasted through the sixth. 5ER.

Online JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 39713
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Rutledge, RHP
« Reply #128: April 26, 2023, 09:34:01 AM »
Got hit around for 4 runs in the second but lasted through the sixth. 5ER.
long balls (2) hurt, but only 1 walk with 5 Ks. Past 2 starts, 9 Ks, 3BBs in 12 IP.

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 25905
Four scoreless so far today. 3 hits and 2 walks. Only watched the fourth inning and it was three harmless fly balls. Three Ks so far.

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 25905
Six shutout innings today. Just four hits. Seven Ks and two walks.

Online imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 42871
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Six shutout innings today. Just four hits. Seven Ks and two walks.
:clap:

Online zimm_da_kid

  • Posts: 7942
  • The one true ace
Hopefully we see him in the bigs later this year

Online imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 42871
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
he's only had one awful start out of 5 so far.

Online JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 39713
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
he's only had one awful start out of 5 so far.
I honestly thought that he might end up beating Irvin to the majors given Irvin's bad start to the year. 

Online IanRubbish

  • Posts: 666
He's only had 5 starts in the high minors, but he has a power/K component no Nats starter currently has. 

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 25905
On the mound tonight.

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 25905
Long double to center and a walk but got out of the first unscathed with help from Hassell. One K also.

Online imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 42871
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Through 3: 0R, 2BBs, 2H, 3Ks

Online zimm_da_kid

  • Posts: 7942
  • The one true ace
Through 3: 0R, 2BBs, 2H, 3Ks

Trade Williams next time he string together back to back quality starts —> promote rutty

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 25905
Looked good but I turned on hockey.  Why do I feel like he will be injured again?

Online Slateman

  • Posts: 63290
  • THE SUMMONER OF THE REVERSE JINX
He's throwing more breaking stuff, trying to work on it. He had a lot of deep counts after going up 0-1 and 0-2 on hitters

Online imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 42871
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Out after 6: 5H, R, 2BBs, 5Ks

Online Slateman

  • Posts: 63290
  • THE SUMMONER OF THE REVERSE JINX
6IP, 2 hits, no walks, 5 Ks

Online imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 42871
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
he's gotta be next in line for a call-up

Online Slateman

  • Posts: 63290
  • THE SUMMONER OF THE REVERSE JINX
Hasnt pitched since May 14th

Online Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 25905
Ruh Oh

Online imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 42871
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Hasnt pitched since May 14th

warmed up to pitch for his scheduled start a few days ago but was forced to sit down for a rain delay.  We'll see if he makes his next start.

Online Slateman

  • Posts: 63290
  • THE SUMMONER OF THE REVERSE JINX
Scheduled to pitch tonight

Online imref

  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 42871
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
No runs through the first five. Gave up 4 before getting yanked with two outs in the sixth