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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Cronin, LHP
« Reply #25: August 19, 2021, 12:01:58 PM »
Control issues seem to have revealed themselves in Double A. Seems like a prime candidate to stay where he's at and maybe go to the AFL
there's a cryptic post in the Casey thread that I can't figure out where Cronin is mentioned. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Cronin, LHP
« Reply #26: April 29, 2022, 06:28:27 PM »
Nice start at Harrisburg for our future closer: 5 Games, 6.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 10Ks, 4BBs, 1.20 WHIP

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Cronin, LHP
« Reply #27: May 09, 2022, 04:12:51 PM »
Probably due for Rochester.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Cronin, LHP
« Reply #28: May 26, 2022, 11:07:36 AM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/05/26/matt-cronin-harrisburg-nationals-prospect/

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Reliever Matt Cronin has pitched on 14 dates for the Class AA Harrisburg Senators this spring. The whole list — April 9, April 14, April 17, April 20, April 24, April 29, May 1, May 5, May 8, May 12, May 15, May 18, May 21 and May 22 — tells a story on its own. Notice the consistent gaps until Cronin went back-to-back for the first time this past weekend? Or how, early on, coaches gave three or four days of rest to a lefty sidelined for parts of 2021 with shoulder issues?

Here’s the careful plan for a pitcher who entered Thursday with a 0.00 ERA in 16⅓ innings.
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Once in a while, Cronin has mixed in what pitching coordinator Sam Narron called a split-finger change-up. Otherwise, he has flat-out dominated with high heaters and a sharp breaking ball. His velocity is in the low-to-mid 90s, ticking back to normal. Opposing hitters have a batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage slash line of .096/.203/.096. That identical batting and slugging percentage means Cronin has only allowed singles — and only five of them — while striking out 22 and walking seven.

0.00 ERA, 16.1 IP.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Cronin, LHP
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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Cronin, LHP
« Reply #30: May 26, 2022, 02:07:13 PM »
He’ll be up after the deadline when we sell off Cishek, Erasmo, Rainey, etc

We have three more years of control with Rainey. I would like to see him be a staple back there. Sell everything else that isn't nailed down

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Matt Cronin, LHP
« Reply #31: May 26, 2022, 03:37:13 PM »
We have three more years of control with Rainey. I would like to see him be a staple back there. Sell everything else that isn't nailed down
yes. Same for Finnegan, I think. 

I could see a need for a lefty in the bullpen, so Cronin may be a special case for an earlier call up, but he'd need to be added to the 40 man roster.  That's a disincentive until there's space available due to releases, trades, or 60 day ILs.