MLB: How did the Pirates finally revamp their Minor League pitching program?

The Pittsburgh Pirates They are embracing a philosophical shift on the farm as famed journalist Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recounts adjustments in the club’s pitching development processes.

The goal says pitcher development coordinator, Josh Hopper, is to more effectively tailor training regimens to individual pitchers, rather than imposing a universal top-down approach throughout the organization:

Prospects like Tahnaj Thomas and Quinn Priester they tell Mackey they’re excited about the new direction, and both right-handers hint that the old approach wasn’t quite as personalized.

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Bucs have become increasingly willing to embrace different drills as certain pitchers prioritize developing speed, command, biomechanical efficiency, etc. There are already numerous training methods used by different prospects in one piece that is worth reading through for Pirate fans.

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I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even a friendly NBA 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: How did the Pirates finally revamp their Minor League pitching program?