Lefty Cam Vieaux
Left-handed pitcher Cam Vieaux made his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 28-year-old Vieaux has pitched 7.2 innings for the Pirates this season, posting a 11.74 ERA, 5.73 FIP and an 11.4% walk rate.
Vieaux also took one for the team earlier this season when he threw 40+ pitches without recording an out in an outing. This outing saw Vieaux throw 50+ pitches before his night finally ended. Just flat out malpractice by Derek Shelton and his coaching staff.
At the Triple-A level this season Vieaux has pitched 42.0 innings, posting a 3.00 ERA and a 4.58 FIP. He’s walked 8.8% walk rate, 23.3% strikeout rate and posted a 1.29 HR/9 with Indianapolis this season.
While Vieaux got a raw deal in a lot of ways from the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, odds are, he will not survive the offseason on the 40-man roster. Vieaux will turn 29 in December and it took him as long to make his MLB debut as it did for a reason.
Vieaux lacks the pure stuff that’s needed to be a consistent contributor out of a MLB bullpen. With the Pirates in need of clearing 10+ roster spots this offseason, designating Vieaux for assignment, something that has already been done once this season, seems like a near guarantee.