Miguel Yajure finds trust and comfort with the Pirates

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - To say that the 2022 season has been a roller coaster ride for Miguel Yajure, would be a bit of an understatement.

The right-hander started the year in the Pirates bullpen, but struggled. After two scoreless innings in his first outing, he worked 8.1 more frames in the majors, allowing 16 hits and 13 earned runs before being option back to Indianapolis in early May.

There are a few reasons for Yajure’s early-season struggles.

“Coming back from those injuries last year was hard,” Yajure said. “Then it was making an adjustment to the bullpen. I do feel better as a starter.“

It’s easy to see why Yajure is more comfortable as a starter, a role he currently fills in Indianapolis. Prior to the season, he had only made eight professional appearances as a reliever....

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emjayinTN

He is still well-liked by Fangraphs. In 2021 they had him as the Pirates #7 Prospect, ahead of Roansy Contreras who they had at #15 . In 2022, Contreras moved up to #3 , and Yajure down to #14 .

Still throws the FB, Curve, and Changeup, but has dropped the Cut FB he threw with the Yankees in favor of a Slider he started throwing last year.

john.benedict

Same night Pirates started beede instead of giving SP Yajure a chance

It all makes sense, the plan to not overuse the pen is to overuse the pen

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