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A’s Claim Josh Stinson From Brewers

March 29, 2013

The A’s claimed right-handed reliever Josh Stinson from the Milwaukee Brewers today. It is unclear what corresponding 40-man roster move will be made but could this be the move that results in Jesse Chavez‘ DFA?

Stinson has moved between the pen and the rotation throughout his MiLB and MLB career. Stinson was originally a 37th round draftee of the New York Mets in 2006. The Brewers selected him off of waivers this time last year (April 4th) from the Mets after he made his MLB debut during the 2011 season in Flushing.  Last season he saw some time with the Brewers and pitched nine and a third innings across six games and one start (how one manages that few innings in that many outings including a start is bizarre but the product of his start lasting just four innings) pitching to a 0.96 ERA with a 5.45 FIP for -0.1 WAR. Remember just nine and a third innings but 2.9 K/9, 4.8 BB/9 and 1.0 HR/9 with a .207 BABIP and 100.0% strand rate. The rest of the season Stinson spent with the Double-A Huntsville Stars where he threw 145 1/3 innings across 29 games (24 of them starts) posting a 3.16 ERA and messier 4.27 FIP with just 5.6 K/9, 4.4 BB/9 and 0.4 HR/9 with a .329 BABIP and 74.8% strand rate.

Stinson basically seems set for a Triple-A filler role. His low K/9 rates – in his entire 707 1/3 inning MiLB career it is just 5.9 K/9 – and high walk rates – 3.6 BB/9 in his career – do not make me expect excellence from him at the MLB level.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. peter permalink
    March 29, 2013 8:57 pm

    Hello David,

    I know we’ve e-mailed a bit on your blog before (Reddick-Bailey/Weeks); however, I must say that your posts the last month have been great. I don’t know the reason for the kick-assness, but it’s very noticeable. Your prediction column ruled. Thanks for this blog,

    dallas, tx.

    • March 31, 2013 9:10 pm

      Hey, I appreciate it! Thank you so much. For me this blog is a great release from the daily grind, so I really am happy it is coming out well.

  2. hungary4asnews permalink
    March 30, 2013 5:12 am

    Got to say all summer you and Slusser must be helicoptering into every facility to provide these great insights – Peter from Dallas is spot on!

    2 days till “Play Ball!” Thx Mark

    • March 31, 2013 9:10 pm

      Thanks! I just track the media, watch what I can all here from my couch in Los Angeles!

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