GREENSBORO, NC - One of the biggest standouts in my recent trip to see the Pirates' High-A affiliate was right-handed pitcher Ricky DeVito.
The Pirates added DeVito at the trade deadline last year, along with Bryse Wilson, when they sent Richard Rodriguez to the Braves. At the time, DeVito was injured, making only five starts in High-A before going down with an ulnar nerve issue with his arm.
Prior to the injury, DeVito posted a 2.66 ERA in 20.1 innings, with a 12.0 K/9 and a 3.1 BB/9 -- both improved ratios over his pro debut in 2019.
The Pirates spent most of the 2022 season letting DeVito work through his mechanics out of the bullpen.
"I ended up starting this year out in the bullpen working on some mechanical stuff really to make sure I was healthy, moving right, throwing r...
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