Agrazal was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Agrazal logged a 2.25 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in his first five starts, but his 12:10 K:BB in 28 innings portended extreme regression. That regression came, with him giving up 13 runs in 14 innings over his next three outings. His big-league future is likely as a reliever. Mitch Keller is the obvious candidate to take his spot in the big-league rotation.
Agrazal (2-3) allowed five runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeout across five innings while taking a loss against the Brewers on Monday.
The strong start to Agrazal's career is officially finished. After posting a 2.25 ERA in his first five outings, Agrazal has allowed 13 runs in his last 14 innings (8.36 ERA). During that stretch, he's yielded seven home runs and taken three losses. Agrazal owns a 4.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 42 innings this season, but he'll look to get back on track Sunday in St. Louis.
Agrazal (2-2) allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and no walks across 3.2 innings while taking a loss against the Reds on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old did a better job of creating swinging strikes and tied a season high with five strikeouts, but he also allowed two homers and hit two batters. After Tuesday night's brawl, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle seemed especially sensitive to the fact the two hit batters in the fourth could cause problems, and Hurdle yanked Agrazal with the bases loaded and two outs. The Pirates escaped the frame with no further damage, but Agrazal only threw 55 pitches and failed to finish the fourth. After two subpar outings, his ERA has spiked to 3.24 and his WHIP sits at 1.19. Agrazal, who will start again Tuesday at home against the Brewers, also has 18 strikeouts with 10 walks in 37 innings this season.
Agrazal (2-1) allowed five runs on four hits with no walks and one strikeout across 5.1 innings while taking a loss against the Mets on Friday.
Three homers doomed Agrazal, who lost his first career big-league game. The rookie had allowed three homers through his first five MLB starts, so it was an uncharacteristic night in that regard. The great control he displayed has been a normal occurrence along with the lack of strikeouts. He owns a 3.24 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 33.1 innings this season. Agrazal will pitch next at the Reds on Wednesday.
Agrazal gave up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out five through six innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.
Agrazal allowed a run to score in the fourth inning but otherwise limited the Phillies to no runs through his other five innings. The 24-year-old has stellar results in his first five starts with a 2.25 ERA, but a 12:10 K:BB and 6.15 xFIP foreshadow potential regression. Agrazal will make his next start Friday against the Mets at Citi Field.
Agrazal will start Sunday against Philadelphia, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Agrazal will have his start bumped up with Trevor Williams being skipped due to an illness. Agrazal has managed strong results this season, posting a 2.45 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 22 innings. However, his 7:8 K:BB indicates trouble may be on the horizon.
Agrazal allowed one run on five hits with three walks and zero strikeouts across six innings during a no-decision against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old has really struggled to miss bats. He has just seven strikeouts in 22 frames, and despite decent control, he actually has more walks (eight) than punchouts. The surface numbers are pretty strong (2.45 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, .256 BAA across four major-league starts), but it looks like a house of cards. He will face the Cardinals again at home in his next start Monday.
Agrazal is lined up to start the Pirates' fifth game of the second half Tuesday in St. Louis, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Agrazal has made three starts with the big club this season, posting a 2.81 ERA and 1.31 WHIP while striking out only seven batters over 16 frames. His inclusion in the rotation coming out of the All-Star break implies that the Pirates don't expect lefty Steven Brault (shoulder) to return from the 10-day injured list when a fifth starter is first needed. Despite his solid results to date in terms of run prevention, Agrazal's meager strikeout rate doesn't make him particularly exciting for fantasy purposes.
Agrazal allowed two runs on five hits with two walks and one strikeout across six innings to earn a victory against the Brewers on Saturday.
When given an opportunity, Agrazal has been an excellent spot starter. He hasn't yielded more than two earned runs in any of his three starts, and he's won twice. Agrazal is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and seven strikeouts in 16 innings. The Pirates pitching staff is mostly getting healthier, but don't be surprised if Agrazal finds a spot in the rotation after the All-Star break.
Agrazal will start Saturday against the Brewers.
Agrazal was expected to get the nod after he was called up to replace Saturday's previously scheduled starter, Trevor Williams, who landed on the paternity list. Agrazal has allowed three runs in 10 innings over two starts for the Pirates this season.
Agrazal will be recalled by the Pirates on Saturday.
Agrazal has made a pair of starts for the Pirates this season, allowing three runs in 10 innings while recording a 6:3 K:BB. He appears to be in line for a third start Saturday against the Brewers, as previously scheduled starter Trevor Williams will be heading to the paternity list in a corresponding move.
Agrazal was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.
Agrazal performed well in a spot start Wednesday, holding the Astros to one run through six innings while picking up the win, but is no longer needed in the big-league rotation with Jordan Lyles (hamstring) set to return from the injured list Saturday. The right-hander will return to the minors for the time being, though he could get another opportunity in the big-league rotation later in the season following Wednesday's quality outing. Dovydas Neverauskas was summoned from Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Agrazal (1-0) gave up one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three through six innings to take the win over the Astros on Wednesday.
Agrazal gave up a leadoff home run, but he recovered nicely to earn his first win. After making his MLB debut June 15, Agrazal struggled tremendously in a Triple-A start on Thursday. However, he bounced back in a big way in his return to the majors. Agrazal has a 2.70 ERA through two big-league starts this season.
Agrazal was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Astros, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Agrazal made a four-inning spot start in mid-June against the Marlins, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out two. His second start will come against a much tougher opponent in the Astros. In 13 appearances with Indianapolis, Agrazal owns a 3.87 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 62:11 K:BB in 79 innings. Jason Martin was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.
Agrazal will be called up to start Wednesday against the Astros, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Agrazal made a four-inning spot start in mid-June against the Marlins, allowing three runs. He'll face a much tougher opponent in his second career start.
Agrazal was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday.
The 24-year-old pitched well in Saturday's spot start but makes his way back to Indianapolis since the Pirates have three off days in the next nine days and have Trevor Williams (side) and Jordan Lyles (hamstring) set to return from the injured list. Agrazal has a 3.10 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 39:10 K:BB through 49.1 innings at Triple-A this season.
Agrazal allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks over four innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Saturday.
The 24-year-old pitched better than his line indicated. The Pirates made three gaffes in the infield during the fourth inning, and only one was recorded as an error. Without those mistakes, Agrazal could have escaped without allowing a single run. What's worse, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle yanked Agrazal after that frame despite the fact he threw just 59 pitches. The Pirates bullpen then took the loss. Despite this encouraging outing, it may be a while before Agrazal gets another chance to start, as the Pirates are expecting Trevor Williams (side) and Jordan Lyles (hamstring) to return from injuries next week.
The Pirates selected Agrazal's contract ahead of his start Saturday against the Marlins.
Keone Kela (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day IL to free up space on the 40-man, while Dovydas Neverauskas was optioned to make room on the big-league roster. Agrazal has posted a 3.10 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in eight starts at Triple-A this season, but the Pirates are expecting to get both Trevor Williams (side) and Jordan Lyles (hamstring) back next week, so Agrazal may have to wait awhile yet for an extended audition in the rotation.
Agrazal will be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Saturday against the Marlins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The 24-year-old will be making his MLB debut. He passed through waivers unclaimed in the offseason but has a strong 3.27 ERA through 12 starts this season across the two highest levels of the minors, pairing a decent 20.2 percent strikeout rate with an excellent 3.5 percent walk rate.
Agrazal cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Agrazal remains with the Pirates' organization and will join the team's big-league camp as a non-roster invitee. His absence from the 40-man roster will make it harder to win a big-league job this spring, though his chances were already miniscule at best as he's yet to reach Triple-A and recorded an unimpressive 3.99 ERA for Double-A Altoona last season.
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