Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Checking in on Relief Pitchers in the Arizona Fall League

Checking in on three left-handed Pirate relief pitching prospects in the AFL
Jun 5, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Oscar Marin (47)
Jun 5, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Oscar Marin (47) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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J.C. Flowers

25-year-old J.C. Flowers has been a workhorse out of the Rafter bullpen. Flowers has responded positively to this, pitching well in the opportunities that he has been given. This has been a big step forward following his struggles in the regular season.

His 10.0 innings pitched are the second most among Rafter pitchers who are not full-time starters. Flowers has posted a 3.60 ERA, allowing just 1 home run, 6 hits, he's walked 10 batters, and struck out 9.

Flowers posted a 9.39 ERA in 46 innings pitched with Triple-A Indianapolis this season. So, it's safe to say that the first taste of Triple-A action for Flowers did not go well. Seeing Flowers pitch well in the AFL is an encouraging sign for the once-promising relief pitching prospect.