Author Topic: On The Farm  (Read 224638 times)


  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2213
Re: On The Farm
« Reply #7995 on: June 09, 2021, 12:11:34 am »
He has been almost exclusively a reliever (7 starts in 8 years).  But injuries and call ups have decimated Iowa's starting staff. 

What the heck.  It will be interested how much his velocity of 100 mph decreases as a starter.  He is the polar opposite of Hoyt Wilhelm, who never started a game until he was 30.  His knuckleball couldn't break a window.

Wilhelm started 8 games when he was 19 in low minors and was mostly a starter at AAA level.

He didnít get to majors until he was 29, in part because of the war years.