Twins Spring Training: Understanding The Action

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Who’s Hitting The Strike Zone

For the most part, Spring Training pitching is about process more than results. Whether a pitcher ends up with a ballooned ERA is not the concern, but more so how it go there. Trying to understand where someone is missing the zone, or the amount of batter-favoring counts a pitcher finds themselves in could be indicative of season long issues.

Alex Meyer, Trevor May, and Tommy Milone will be the most scrutinized Twins pitchers this Spring Training. With the three of them most likely vying for the final rotation spot, the winner likely will not be dictated solely by statistical output. If Meyer is going to lay claim to the role, it will be in pounding the zone early and often. On the opposite side, Milone and May failing to do so will open the door wider for the Twins prospect.

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