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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Nicasio, Full Practices, and More

February 17th, 2017 at 9:18 AM
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In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates.

Spring training continues for the Pirates in sunny Florida, and the rest of the team is set to report today. But I’m still thinking about pitchers, and Juan Nicasio in particular. An article by Adam Berry of MLB.com inspired me with an article of his own, and Nicasio has to be an under-the-radar player to watch for the Pirates this season. Last year, Nicasio was miscast as a starter coming out of spring training. He did not perform well in that role, and was eventually moved to the pen. It’s actually remarkable how much better he was as a reliever than as a starter. In May and June, when he was still in the rotation, …

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