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Cardinals' Gordon Graceffo: Adapting well in Double-A
Graceffo went seven innings for Double-A Springfield on Sunday, allowing two runs on three hits without a walk while striking out six. He now has a 2.78 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 18:2 K:BB in 22.2 innings spanning four starts since his promotion.
The strikeouts have dropped off noticeably from his spectacular High-A results (11.2 K/9 for Peoria; just 7.3 with Springfield), but Graceffo continues to display pinpoint control. It's reasonable to think that he'll increase his whiffs as he goes along, too. Graceffo has pitched a career-high seven innings in each of his last two outings, striking out six both times. His results bear watching as the Double-A season continues.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Gordon Graceffo: Moves up to Double-A
The Cardinals promoted Graceffo from High-A Peoria to Double-A Springfield on Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Graceffo will be joined in Springfield by two of the Cardinals' other top prospects in shortstop Masyn Winn and right-hander Michael McGreevy, who were also bumped up from High-A Peoria. Over his eight starts with Peoria this season, the 22-year-old Graceffo turned in an 0.99 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 56:4 K:BB across 45.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Gordon Graceffo: Untouchable in High-A
Graceffo has dominated for High-A Peoria this year, as he owns a 0.99 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 56:4 K:BB through eight starts (45.2 innings).
This is Graceffo's first full season of professional ball, and the 22-year-old has been practically untouchable for High-A batters. He's excelled by any metric, yet the Villanova product is still flying under the radar in fantasy circles. With a workhorse's build at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds in addition to a strong pitch mix highlighted by a 100-mph fastball along with a sharp slider and a promising changeup -- all of which he's excellent at commanding in the zone -- Graceffo has all the ingredients for major-league success. With nothing left to prove at this level, he should get a shot at Double-A soon enough.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|