From C. Trent’s Blog:
On training in Arizona:
- I talked to Justin Lehr a bit about pitching in Arizona, he’s been in several camps out here in his career.
He said you’ll see monster ERAs from guys during the spring and then they’ll have nothing else. Last year Zack Greinke had a 9.64 ERA in the spring. Lehr noted established guys will just work on their stuff and throwing to spots. If you’re not fighting for a spot in the rotation, you’re working on things. With the elevation and lack of humidity, the results aren’t as forgiving. And then there’s the infield — Zack Cozart said if it’s not just a couple of feet from your right or left, you’ve got no shot.
He played in the Arizona Fall League and pointed toward Logan Ondrusek who pitched well in the season and got batted around in the AFL, not because he wasn’t good, but just because that’s what happens out here.
I thought this was pretty good stuff….sounds like ST pitching stats may mean even less than usual in AZ.