Francona announces Kyle Weiland will start for the Sox on Sunday vs. Orioles at Fenway

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    Francona announces Kyle Weiland will start for the Sox on Sunday vs. Orioles at Fenway

    from ESPN Boston Red Sox Reporters
    Also from WEEI:

    Righthander Kyle Weiland will make his major league debut on Sunday in the pre-All Star break finale against the Orioles at Fenway Park. The 24-year-old will be taking the place of Jon Lester in the Red Sox rotation, as Lester went on the disabled list this week with a left lat strain suffered in Tuesday's start against the Blue Jays. 

    One of the factors figuring in for the Red Sox is that Weiland will be well-rested, having come off an impressive start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, allowing six hits and two runs over 6 2/3 innings against Rochester in a win over the Red Wings. 

    Weiland is 6-2 this season, with a 2.33 ERA in 10 starts. He impressed the Red Sox in spring training with his live arm and earned his first big league assignment by showing consistent control at Triple-A, striking out 59 and walking 19 in 58 innings for Pawtucket. 

     
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    hi EB, here's something a little fuller.....Kyle Weiland to start Sunday for Red Sox
    Posted by Scott Lauber at 4:36 pm
    Kyle Weiland will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to start for the Red Sox in Sunday’s series finale against the Orioles.

    It will be Weiland’s major league debut.

    Weiland, a former closer at Notre Dame, has pitched well all season, especially recently. In 17 starts, Weiland is 8-6 with a 3.00 ERA with 99 strikeouts and 37 walks in 93 innings. He’s lined up to pitch Sunday. In fact, he had been slated to start tomorrow night for the PawSox.

    “As much as stuff has gone wrong with health, this is the flip side,” Terry Francona said. “We’re really excited. This kid’s lined up, and he’s been pretty hot.”

    Jon Lester had been scheduled to start Sunday, but he went on the disabled list this week with a strained lat muscle. Francona said Alfredo Aceves could’ve started in Lester’s place, but the Red Sox value his versatility as a long man in the bullpen.
     
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    [QUOTE]from ESPN Boston Red Sox Reporters Also from WEEI: Righthander Kyle Weiland will make his major league debut on Sunday in the pre-All Star break finale against the Orioles at Fenway Park. The 24-year-old will be taking the place of Jon Lester in the Red Sox rotation, as Lester went on the disabled list this week with a left lat strain suffered in Tuesday's start against the Blue Jays.  One of the factors figuring in for the Red Sox is that Weiland will be well-rested, having come off an impressive start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, allowing six hits and two runs over 6 2/3 innings against Rochester in a win over the Red Wings.  Weiland is 6-2 this season, with a 2.33 ERA in 10 starts. He impressed the Red Sox in spring training with his live arm and earned his first big league assignment by showing consistent control at Triple-A, striking out 59 and walking 19 in 58 innings for Pawtucket. 
    Posted by -EdithBunker-[/QUOTE]

    Can't wait good for him
     
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    Let's see what the kid can do.  Always excited when the younger generation gets a shot at it.
     
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    From SoxProspects.com:
    RHP Kyle Weiland

    The Line:
    93.0 innings- 69 hits, 99 strikeouts, 37 walks, 6 home runs allowed

    The View: Weiland has put up an impressive season thus far in Triple-A and has entered the conversation for major league consideration during the stretch run of 2011. Using his 91-93 MPH two-seam fastball to set-up the rest of his arsenal, he has displayed improved command lower in the strike zone and the ability to work both sides of the plate with his heater thus far in Pawtucket. Weiland’s fastball is a consistent plus pitch at his disposal. Able to dominate outings with the offering in the low minors, he was pressed to develop his secondary stuff upon being promoted to Double-A last season. Often inconsistent early in 2010, as the season progressed Weiland found more of a feel for his curveball and tightened the rotation from creating slurvy break to more of a power curve sitting 77-79 MPH. The improvement has carried over into this season and his feel has progressed to where he can consistently work both sides of the plate with the pitch. Weiland typically throws his curve harder across the strike zone against right-handed hitters and attacks arm side against left-handed hitters with deeper, backdoor break. It has become a solid-average-to-better pitch for him to complement his fastball with and allows him to use two pitches consistently when working to finish opposing hitters off.

    Weiland has also re-incorporated his cut fastball from college into sequences this season and further tried to push the development of his average low-80s changeup. The dedication to mixing his entire arsenal into outings, along with improving stamina, has allowed him to continue to be effective deeper into games. Previously his stuff dropped off around the 60 pitch marker and that lent clues to him being best suited as a bullpen arm at the major league level. His success as a starter in Triple-A has lead some opinions to feel he can be effective slotting into the back-end of a rotation, but Weiland noticeably wore down at the end of last season and it bears watching as to how well his stuff is going to hold up in the second half of this season. While his changeup and cutter have been effective at times, he is fastball and curveball dominant. That leads the view here to feel that Weiland is still ultimately best suited for a late inning bullpen role capable of going multiple innings at the big league level, but can fill in a starting rotation spot when stretched out. Given when healthy multiple members of the Red Sox rotation are locked up for the long term, Weiland may end up breaking in during his early career as a reliever regardless. He would also be highly valuable to a second division team looking to add a young, inexpensive arm that can log innings in a rotation and attempt to learn on the job. That aspect also gives the organization a valuable chip should they feel Weiland can help them pursue other team needs.
     
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    Seems like just last week we had someone tooting his horn.

    Go for it!!  Looking for a nice surprise (Surprise to me, cuz I don't pay as much attention to the minors as some of you guys.)

    GO WEILAND!!!!!
     
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       Let's give the kid a chance, and keep Aceves in the pen who is someone who can give the Sox multiple innings
     
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    apologize for not seeing ur thread.. would not have duplicated it had i noticed it.. good that kyle is starting..
     
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    He has earned a shot. Will be interesting to see what he can do.
     
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    [QUOTE]From SoxProspects.com: RHP Kyle Weiland The Line: 93.0 innings- 69 hits, 99 strikeouts, 37 walks, 6 home runs allowed The View: Weiland has put up an impressive season thus far in Triple-A and has entered the conversation for major league consideration during the stretch run of 2011. Using his 91-93 MPH two-seam fastball to set-up the rest of his arsenal, he has displayed improved command lower in the strike zone and the ability to work both sides of the plate with his heater thus far in Pawtucket. Weiland’s fastball is a consistent plus pitch at his disposal. Able to dominate outings with the offering in the low minors, he was pressed to develop his secondary stuff upon being promoted to Double-A last season. Often inconsistent early in 2010, as the season progressed Weiland found more of a feel for his curveball and tightened the rotation from creating slurvy break to more of a power curve sitting 77-79 MPH. The improvement has carried over into this season and his feel has progressed to where he can consistently work both sides of the plate with the pitch. Weiland typically throws his curve harder across the strike zone against right-handed hitters and attacks arm side against left-handed hitters with deeper, backdoor break. It has become a solid-average-to-better pitch for him to complement his fastball with and allows him to use two pitches consistently when working to finish opposing hitters off. Weiland has also re-incorporated his cut fastball from college into sequences this season and further tried to push the development of his average low-80s changeup. The dedication to mixing his entire arsenal into outings, along with improving stamina, has allowed him to continue to be effective deeper into games. Previously his stuff dropped off around the 60 pitch marker and that lent clues to him being best suited as a bullpen arm at the major league level. His success as a starter in Triple-A has lead some opinions to feel he can be effective slotting into the back-end of a rotation, but Weiland noticeably wore down at the end of last season and it bears watching as to how well his stuff is going to hold up in the second half of this season. While his changeup and cutter have been effective at times, he is fastball and curveball dominant. That leads the view here to feel that Weiland is still ultimately best suited for a late inning bullpen role capable of going multiple innings at the big league level, but can fill in a starting rotation spot when stretched out. Given when healthy multiple members of the Red Sox rotation are locked up for the long term, Weiland may end up breaking in during his early career as a reliever regardless. He would also be highly valuable to a second division team looking to add a young, inexpensive arm that can log innings in a rotation and attempt to learn on the job. That aspect also gives the organization a valuable chip should they feel Weiland can help them pursue other team needs.
    Posted by -EdithBunker-[/QUOTE]

    GREAT stuff. Interesting on the endurance issue.

    This thread is far more informative than any other source on this subject.
     
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    Can't wait to see him replace Wastefield the next time through the rotation, after the old man is given his walking papers and a year's supply of potato salad.
     
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    Good to see the kid get a cup...Good luck to him this sunday..hes earned this call-up..
     
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    Re: Francona announces Kyle Weiland will start for the Sox on Sunday vs. Orioles at Fenway

    How much do you want to bet we see. Navarro, Dmac, Sutton, and Reddick all in the starting line-up Sunday. Not sure of the order but this is how I see it:

    Scutaro  SS
    Reddick   CF
    Pedroia   2B
    Youk - DH
    Dmac  LF
    Drew   RF
    Salty   C
    Sutton 1B
    Navarro 3B

    None of the All Stars will play.
     
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    In Response to Re: Francona announces Kyle Weiland will start for the Sox on Sunday vs. Orioles at Fenway:
    [QUOTE]How much do you want to bet we see. Navarro, Dmac, Sutton, and Reddick all in the starting line-up Sunday. Not sure of the order but this is how I see it: Scutaro  SS Reddick   CF Pedroia   2B Youk - DH Dmac  LF Drew   RF Salty   C Sutton 1B Navarro 3B None of the All Stars will play.
    Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]

    Then why d you have Youk listed?  He was named to the team as a replacement.
     
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    Sweep!
     
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    In Response to Re: Francona announces Kyle Weiland will start for the Sox on Sunday vs. Orioles at Fenway:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Francona announces Kyle Weiland will start for the Sox on Sunday vs. Orioles at Fenway : Then why d you have Youk listed?  He was named to the team as a replacement.
    Posted by JB-3[/QUOTE]

    Didn't know it at the time. Wasn't he just announced recently when Arod went down? He may still DH
    Also, forgot Salty cathces Lackey, so Varitek will catch the rookie.
     
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