STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- With Jameson Taillon's 2020 status far from certain, the Pirates' starting rotation next season and beyond is littered with question marks.
Which makes the rest of this season the perfect time for Chris Archer to get himself back on solid footing. To get there, he'll have to scratch a few items off his to-do list.
Or, perhaps, just one in particular.
SET UP FOR SUCCESS
So much has been made out of Archer's pitch selection, including from yours truly. Now having banished the sinker back from the fresh hell it came from, Archer is back to a mix he is familiar with. Here's how his pitch selection has looked this season:
[caption id="attachment_865683" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Courtesy of Brooks Baseball[/caption]
However, in Archer's case, it's not just what he throws that needed tweaking, when he throws it is still an issue. Let's look at a fun viz on what Archer throws, and when, combined with the results: