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Pirates' Keller looks to mesh information, instincts in 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mitch Keller's first go-round in the majors was a study in contrasts and a snapshot of where baseball is at in 2020.

The traditional numbers for the Pittsburgh Pirates top-ranked pitching prospect weren't great. One win in 11 starts. An ERA north of 7.00. An inability to work deep into games. For a franchise that needs young players to do a fair share of the heavy lifting in order to contend, the early returns were jarring.

The advanced metrics, however, were far kinder to the big-armed 23-year-old. His spin rate, pitch efficiency and his strikeouts per nine innings (12.2) offered proof his stuff was good. That didn't make it any easier for the soft-spoken kid from Iowa to endure. There would be times he would get to the dugout wondering how things got sideways so quickly.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Reynolds.314
HR: J. Bell37
RBI: J. Bell116
SB: S. Marte25
W: J. Musgrove11
ERA: J. Musgrove4.44
Saves: F. Vázquez28
K: J. Musgrove157
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 00.000-
Cincinnati 00.000-
Milwaukee 00.000-
Pittsburgh 00.000-
St. Louis 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .265 (6)
Runs: 758 (21)
Hits: 1497 (5)
Home Runs: 163 (27)
Stolen Bases: 64 (19)
OBP: .321 (18)
SLG: .420 (22)
Total Bases: 2377 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.18 (26)
Runs Allowed: 911 (27)
Saves: 31 (27)
Strikeouts: 1443 (14)
OpBA: .268 (25)
OBP: .343 (28)
SLG: .470 (27)
Run Support: 4.74 (20)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/8 H. Noesí Placed on Restricted List (opting out of 2020 season)
6/28 C. Archer Placed on 60-Day IL (Neck/shoulder surgery - out for season)
6/28 K. Kramer Placed on 60-Day IL (Recovery from right hip surgery)
6/28 Y. Ríos Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
6/28 Y. Ríos Outrighted to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/5 S. Brito COVID-19 protocol for positive test (day-to-day)
7/5 B. Cederlind COVID-19 protocol for positive test (day-to-day)
6/28 C. Archer Neck/shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day IL)
6/28 K. Kramer Recovery from right hip surgery (on 60-day IL)
3/2 S. Brault Strained left shoulder (day-to-day)
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