Starting Pitcher | Retired or Inactive Players
His fastball gets into the high 80s, but it's the sink that makes the pitch effective. The Retired or Inactive Players hope he can work on his control a little bit. Every once and a while one slips away from him and either ends up at the backstop or in the right field bleachers. His stuff becomes less sharp as he gets into the late innings. But Erck, do us a favor. Stop throwing that changeup. It looks like a beachball. This man owns lefties. Put it this way, if your lineup is full of them, you might want rethink your lineup.
Defense & Hitting
Teams run on him more than they do most lefthanders. Erck's follow-through leaves him in a vulnerable position, so he has trouble with comebackers. Erck is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Erck has some pop in his swing. Interesting sidenote, The Retired or Inactive Players have been known to use Erck as a pinch-runner on occasion.
Erck flat-out isn't ready for this level of competition. Expect the Retired or Inactive Players to send him down promptly. But if you ask me, I'll pass on Erck.
-- Moostard Nyman