Despite His Recent Success, Noe Toribio Isn’t Done Making Changes

You won't find the name of Altoona reliever Noe Toribio on any top 30 prospects lists for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Despite that fact, he's putting up some nice results during the early parts of the season with the Altoona Curve. The 22-year-old right-hander has a 2.66 ERA in 20.1 innings over eight appearances, with a 1.03 WHIP,  a .183 BAA, and a 26:8 SO/BB ratio. This has been working a piggyback role with starter Luis Ortiz this year, in which Toribio is getting multiple innings every outing.

Toribio isn't just plugging away with what got him to this level. He has made some recent changes of note.
How We Got Here
Toribio received a six-figure bonus from the Pirates at 16 years old in 2016. At one point we received reports that his fastball hit 97 MPH. Later views had him topping ...



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Thanks John: Watching the video from May 11, it would be hard to get set for anything from this kid. Sinkers dropping down and out of the zone, pitches running away from a LH batter and then when you think you know what to look for he throws a backdoor curve to the outside corner. And I am sure that runner away from lefty’s would start off the plate and run to the outside corner to a RH batter.

And, most importantly, he looks like he is throwing with a lot of confidence in the pitches he is throwing. I think I commented yesterday about the quality of RP’s at AA and mentioned Toribio, Zach Matson, and Colin Selby.

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