Andy sonnanstine dating
Maybe the Rays know something everyone else doesn’t.Or maybe they are trying to explore a niche market in pitching that has yet to be fully discovered.In 104 minor league outings (93 starts), owns a 48-27 record with a 2.95 ERA (200 ER/609.2 IP), 538 strikeouts and 100 walks...Named Tampa Bay's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2006..also named the Southern League's top right-handed pitcher and was awarded Best Control in the Southern League and Rays organization by Baseball America...They seemingly have nothing to lose, even if the chances of a high return on their investment are slim.With new coach Haeger there to instill confidence in them, it will be an interesting experiment to keep an eye on for the next few years regardless.With age as a minor issue for a knuckler, these pitchers will have plenty of time to try to channel their inner Wakefield/Niekro.
The intriguing thing about pitching a knuckler is the effect, or lack thereof, that it has on the arm.
And, of course, famous knuckleballer and Hall of Famer Phil Niekro somehow pitched to the age of 48.
It seems the Rays are hoping that at least one of their old arms is able to learn the trick of the knuckler.
Most others to try throwing a knuckler as their main pitch has scuffled.
This including current minor league pitching coordinator Charlie Haeger.