Thursday Morning Roll Call: 7/1/2021

TeamRecordTimeStarting Pitcher
KC Royals33-4612:10 PMBubic (4.47)
Omaha Storm Chasers32-177:05 PMButler (4.50)
NWA Naturals25-237:05 PMDel Rosario (4.63)
Quad Cities River Bandits32-166:30 PMVeneziano (4.18)
Columbia Fireflies25-216:05 PMCapellan (3.48)
  • I’m getting kind of tired of watching Kris Bubic get yanked around. Let him start for the rest of the season unless it gets so damn bad you just can’t run him out there anymore without endangering his arm. Let’s just see what happens for goodness sake. Bubic was outstanding for three starts, struggled for three, and then was banished to the shadow realm. Meanwhile, Brad Kell…..never mind. Let’s just see what happens tomorrow and then give him a shot in five more days regardless.
  • Yefri Del Rosario has been dominant over his last three outings. 7 IP, 10 K, 0 BB, 1 ER and he even made a couple starts in there. I’m not entirely sold the plan is to stretch him out to be a true starter again but I am encouraged by the fact that he is starting again regardless. If he throws 4+ innings tonight we might be able to entertain the idea of him starting again after all. He’s been nasty regardless, and I really think he can help this team in the bullpen next year if he stays healthy.
  • Anthony Veneziano got off to a slow start, but over his last 6 starts, he’s posted an ERA of 2.92 and a FIP of 2.89 in 24.2 IP with 34 K and just 11 BB. I’m not entirely sure the command is good enough for Veneziano to start long-term but his stuff is certainly good enough for him to carve out a relief role in the big leagues one day.
  • Delvin Capellan has been good all year but he’s been exceptional over his last 5 outings. In 20.2 IP, Capellan has posted an ERA of 3.05 with 19 K and just 8 BB. He’s raw, and he’s going to be a slow burn through the minor leagues, but he’s still just 22 years old and has plenty of time to develop.

Photo of Yefri Del Rosario: David McLelland (@dwwmc)

2 thoughts on “Thursday Morning Roll Call: 7/1/2021

  1. So, with Rudy Martin being promoted to Omaha, I’m assuming Tyler Gentry or Tucker Bradley gets the call up to NWA? Any insight into that?

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