Position Players Pitching

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OH MY GOD HE'S OOGLEEE (Leee), Wednesday, 6 August 2014 17:29 (seven years ago) link

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/adam-dunn-as-a-pitcher/

15 this year!

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Wednesday, 6 August 2014 23:12 (seven years ago) link

wonder if it's more common in pitcher-dominated eras bc lower score differentials and better bullpens = more extra innings

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Wednesday, 6 August 2014 23:13 (seven years ago) link

i'd imagine that modern theories about pitch counts and proper rest play a greater role

also you know adam dunn wanted to get out there -- he had some decent movement on the handful of pitches i saw

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 August 2014 23:39 (seven years ago) link

btw this is intended to be an ALERT thread such that i don't miss the next adam dunn

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 August 2014 23:39 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

a scoreless eighth for jesus sucre

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 June 2015 02:49 (six years ago) link

jeff francoeur just threw the phillies' first scoreless inning

jake elmore is faring less well in tampa

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 01:50 (six years ago) link

wish I was on ILX last may (or June?) to celebrate mike carp's horrendous knuckleballing against the yankees lol

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 02:07 (six years ago) link

good for frenchie I guess tho

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 02:08 (six years ago) link

i was hoping we'd get a yankee position player too, oh well

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 02:12 (six years ago) link

so per the Effectively Wild FB group, yesterday was the first time (since 1914) more than one position player allowed a home run on the same day.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:18 (six years ago) link

they left frenchy out there for 48 pitches! apparently because the bullpen phone was 'off the hook' ffs

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:41 (six years ago) link

thread is v active

johnny crunch, Thursday, 18 June 2015 02:13 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

can brendan ryan go two innings y/n

mookieproof, Wednesday, 26 August 2015 01:42 (six years ago) link

nine months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClSdm7KUYAAKQBF.jpg

Andy K, Sunday, 19 June 2016 19:05 (five years ago) link

erik kratz has now pitched in both leagues this season

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 June 2016 02:48 (five years ago) link

Ryan Gions. loaded the bases in the 17th inning – then induced a double play to get out of it.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 July 2016 23:10 (five years ago) link

sorry, 18th

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 July 2016 23:11 (five years ago) link

is one position player relieving another something that happens? i know i;ve never seen it before.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 2 July 2016 03:42 (five years ago) link

ryan lamarre 1.0IP 2H 0ER

johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 July 2016 02:44 (five years ago) link

Miguel Montero for the Cubs down 13-1

helpless before THRILLARY (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 3 July 2016 20:10 (five years ago) link

chris Gimenez on clev 2 IP

johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 July 2016 20:20 (five years ago) link

Jared Hoying, OF for the Rangers, pitched the top of the 9th with Texas down big. Gave up a homer on a 59mph toss

skateboard of education (rip van wanko), Friday, 8 July 2016 06:03 (five years ago) link

I am not a big baseball guy, so tuning into the end of the Rangers game and seeing this guy I've never heard of pitch @ 60 mph was bizarre, I'm thinking he's a knuckle baller pulled up from the minors, but I'm seeing no movement on the ball whatsoever (I had the TV on mute to listen to coverage of the madness taking place in downtown Dallas, two miles away from me)

skateboard of education (rip van wanko), Friday, 8 July 2016 13:22 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Drew Butera again for KC, scoreless inning down 13-0

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 July 2016 03:13 (five years ago) link

Jeff Sullivan ‏@based_ball 15m15 minutes ago
since the start of last year position players pitching have a 4.93 ERA in about 46 innings. better than Matt Cain, Joe Kelly, and Ubaldo
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k3vin k., Friday, 29 July 2016 23:21 (five years ago) link

hernan iribarren pitched the eighth for the louisville bats this afternoon

needed seven pitches to get three outs; one was a 46mph knuckleball

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 August 2016 19:33 (five years ago) link

@RhettBollinger
Eduardo Escobar's first pitch was an 88 mph fastball.

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 August 2016 19:54 (five years ago) link

tyler holt is the first reds position player to pitch since skip schumaker two years and one day ago

mookieproof, Monday, 22 August 2016 20:28 (five years ago) link

five pitches, three outs

mookieproof, Monday, 22 August 2016 20:29 (five years ago) link

best pitcher on worst staff ever!

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 August 2016 20:30 (five years ago) link

seven months pass...

does christian bethancourt even count

mookieproof, Monday, 3 April 2017 21:32 (four years ago) link

he's pitching in the fourth inning ffs

mookieproof, Monday, 3 April 2017 21:34 (four years ago) link

he was signed for that reason, so no

frogbs, Monday, 3 April 2017 21:36 (four years ago) link

whoa this guy's story is cool

k3vin k., Monday, 3 April 2017 21:45 (four years ago) link

has that happened in the modern game? guy pitching and playing the field on a regular basis?

k3vin k., Monday, 3 April 2017 21:45 (four years ago) link

@AJCassavell
No player in MLB history has caught more than 5 games and pitched in more than 5 games in the same season. Christian Bethancourt might.

mookieproof, Monday, 3 April 2017 21:46 (four years ago) link

poor guy was immediately spiked by andrew toles on a play at the plate after his first pitch (a wild one)

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 3 April 2017 23:20 (four years ago) link

michael martinez of the indians last night: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/michael-martinez-pitcher/

na (NA), Friday, 14 April 2017 18:01 (four years ago) link

Currently Showing
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Reason: Position player pitching (Christian Bethancourt)
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k3vin k., Sunday, 16 April 2017 20:12 (four years ago) link

what's a higher priority than a position player pitching? no-hitter?

(ian kennedy has a 1-hitter going in the 8th btw)

Karl Malone, Sunday, 16 April 2017 20:18 (four years ago) link

yeah i have no-hitters in the 7th inning or later higher

k3vin k., Sunday, 16 April 2017 20:19 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

3rd string catcher Kevin Plawecki pitching for the Mets today

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 30 April 2017 20:48 (four years ago) link

this is the reverse but the Yankees put pitcher Brian Mitchell at 1b late in today's game...

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 30 April 2017 21:54 (four years ago) link

Miguel Montero on the mound right now for the Cubs vs Yankees

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 7 May 2017 02:21 (four years ago) link

Miguel Montero head hunting with a 80 mph heater 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/r68FZlNIA5

— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) May 7, 2017

Andy K, Sunday, 7 May 2017 02:44 (four years ago) link

Matt Davidson is the first 15-HR hitter to pitch 3x in a season since Ruth

https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/white-sox/matt-davidson-pulls-babe-ruth-continues-be-poster-child-baseballs-position-player-pitching

may be joined by Ohtani (11 HR)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 August 2018 11:54 (three years ago) link

confusing url, slightly less but still very confusing title

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:35 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

i guess it's understandable that jace peterson didn't cover first on a grounder to the 1B

mookieproof, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 20:04 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dog2ngGVsAEipId.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:08 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...

Pablo Sandoval: "Pitching is not easy. But it's easy for me because I don't care."

— Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) May 6, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 6 May 2019 20:35 (two years ago) link

Luke Maile threw a 1-2-3 inning yesterday, with a strikeout; using a knuckleball/change-up/fastball repertoire!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 6 May 2019 21:05 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Phillies' Sean Rodriguez throws a perfect 8th against the barves. (15-1 game)

I am curious (george) (slight return) (WmC), Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:26 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

roman quinn got the job done for the phillies

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 02:40 (two years ago) link

pirates' jose osuna comes in for the top of the 7th, down 13-4

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 July 2019 01:43 (two years ago) link

he's pumping 90 mph

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 July 2019 01:43 (two years ago) link

mixes in a 74 mph breaking ball

Karl Malone, Thursday, 25 July 2019 01:44 (two years ago) link

some wild lineup moves by the rays today. kolarek gets an out, moves to first base for the second batter (first baseman leaves the game) in favour of righty chaz roe, then comes BACK to the mound for out number three, with a new first baseman.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 25 July 2019 04:14 (two years ago) link

austin romine . . . pounding the zone

mookieproof, Friday, 26 July 2019 02:43 (two years ago) link

"pounded in the zone by the abstract spirit of being owned by your rivals"

when he came in i was sort of not paying attention and was like.. is this a knuckleballer, what is going on

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 26 July 2019 05:01 (two years ago) link

Orioles' Stevie Wilkerson becomes first position player to record save since 1969

mookieproof, Friday, 26 July 2019 13:12 (two years ago) link

https://deadspin.com/with-a-series-of-slowballs-stevie-wilkerson-became-the-1836724040

throwing at an average of 54.3 mph

na (NA), Friday, 26 July 2019 14:13 (two years ago) link

Brandon Hyde's nickname for Wilkerson is "Dr. Poo Poo" apparently

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 26 July 2019 15:05 (two years ago) link

that's Wilkerson's 3rd pitching appearance this month

lmao Orioles

frogbs, Friday, 26 July 2019 17:11 (two years ago) link

OF Roman Quinn for the Phillthies (in a tie in the 15th)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 August 2019 04:27 (two years ago) link

Vince Velazquez making highlight reels in LF

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 August 2019 04:30 (two years ago) link

Quinn takes the loss

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 August 2019 04:38 (two years ago) link

jaws

"Pitcher playing position" works out a bit better than "position player pitching" pic.twitter.com/PQrS3Y3Y9H

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 3, 2019

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 August 2019 05:34 (two years ago) link

cubs back-up back-up catcher taylor davis pitched yesterday, and he was caught by kyle schwarber, who hadn't played as a catcher in about two years

na (NA), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 19:36 (two years ago) link

what is the Run Expectancy when you've got the bases loaded with no outs and the opposing pitcher is the 3rd string catcher

frogbs, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 19:38 (two years ago) link

Brandon Dixon’s curveball would not be keeping up with traffic on most of Detroit’s freeways, but he tossed a hitless ninth inning. pic.twitter.com/niWYpUh3Os

— Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 7, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 20:21 (two years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Jays up 12-4 in the 8th. Rays bring in Mike Brosseau

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 15 August 2020 01:39 (one year ago) link

And he strikes out Randal Grichuk to end the inning!!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 15 August 2020 01:42 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Backup catcher Kratz on the mound for the Yankees dealing a knuckle ball!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 24 September 2020 02:09 (eleven months ago) link

he pitched the other night!

mookieproof, Thursday, 24 September 2020 02:14 (eleven months ago) link

Jays middle infield Santiago Espinal has also pitched a couple times now.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 24 September 2020 02:36 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

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— SavantTips (@SavantTips) November 10, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 16:32 (ten months ago) link

five months pass...

white sox rookie slugger phenom yermin mercedes is pitching against the red sox right now

na (NA), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:00 (four months ago) link

they're only six runs behind with two innings to go which seems a little early to wave the white flag

na (NA), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:01 (four months ago) link

maybe they're just trying to find a position for yermin

, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:10 (four months ago) link

followed by danny mendick

na (NA), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:18 (four months ago) link

mercedes was throwing in the 70s-80s, mendick working exclusively in the 60s

na (NA), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:19 (four months ago) link

gameday had the last mendick pitch at 39.6 mph

na (NA), Monday, 19 April 2021 18:23 (four months ago) link

they're only six runs behind with two innings to go which seems a little early to wave the white flag

also they have 13 pitchers on the roster

mookieproof, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:54 (four months ago) link

they did play a double-header yesterday tbf

na (NA), Monday, 19 April 2021 19:03 (four months ago) link

Rizzo struck out Freeman 😭

(via @Cubs)pic.twitter.com/fTVyUPKb4o

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 29, 2021

mookieproof, Thursday, 29 April 2021 03:35 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Marwin Gonzalez coming into a 16-4 affair against the jays.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 June 2021 19:39 (three months ago) link

(16 for the jays obviously)

Just had a 1-2-3 inning!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 June 2021 19:40 (three months ago) link

Arroyo in for the 9th now.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 June 2021 19:54 (three months ago) link

Had the game on the radio driving into Woodstock; heard Teoscar's second HR. Did that ever get out of hand...They really let Ryan Weber take a beating out there (11 runs in 5.2 innings). Guess they had no one left.

clemenza, Sunday, 13 June 2021 20:10 (three months ago) link

I felt seriously bad for the guy. I’m assuming he went in knowing he’d have to go long... but if you’re down to just one RP, why take your SP so early - I don’t think he was injured.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 13 June 2021 21:30 (three months ago) link

even more brutal is when he's DFA'd tomorrow

mookieproof, Sunday, 13 June 2021 22:53 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Baseball’s Great Debate: Who’s Worse, Pitchers Who Hit, or Hitters Who Pitch?

https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2021/8/6/22612375/pitching-position-players-pitchers-hitting-universal-dh

mookieproof, Friday, 6 August 2021 14:32 (one month ago) link

Arauz in for the Red Sox, down 11-4 to the jays.
And a double header coming up tmrw, in kind of an important series!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 7 August 2021 02:36 (one month ago) link


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