Some old but relevant news to pass along. Adam Eaton pitched 3.2 innings for A Lakewood, giving up four runs to the West Virginia Power. Eaton:
“I felt good. The ball was coming out pretty nice. I was very happy with the way I threw.”
He gave up a slew of doubles and a home run. Very happy? Pitcher Julian Sampson:
“His velocity wasn’t there. It’s not always about velocity. I’ll take 87 hitting the corners every time than 95 down the middle.”
Eaton was topping out at 89 mph, while Walter Tejeda, who followed him, was hitting 90-92. Looks like Eaton wasn’t hitting any corners, just feeding them to Power hitters.
If Eaton can’t throw good strikes to class-A hitters, he’s in a lot of trouble.