About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

7 thoughts on “Campos “generating buzz”

  1. Who knows? Maybe Cash and the Yankees had early misgivings about Pineda, and wouldn't pull the trigger without Campos in the deal. And (hopefully not) maybe Seattle wanted to move Pineda while his stock was at its highest. Badly enough to throw in Campos.

  2. Seattle knew they were losing a good starting pitcher under team control with a favorable contract. Pineada needed to be replaced in the deal, or at least potentially replaced so the M's needed a pitcher thrown in with Montero. Since there was no way the Yankees were parting with Montero and an major league ready Noesi for only Pineada, Seattle needed to include a risky (because he's young), high ceiling player to seal the deal.

  3. Even before the start of A-ball and the 'buzz' Campos was more than just the throw-in analog of Noesi in the trade. I'd bet Cashman leveraged his way into netting value after sending Jesus for Piñeda. That being said, he's 20 this summer, and TINSAAPP. The trade history of the two teams is interesting.

  4. I’ve spotted four major flaws in his delivery that will be extremely difficult to repair and/or overcome to become an innings eating starting pitcher for the New York Yankees in the future. These mechanical flaws will cause Jose to have major shoulder issues.

    Due to this factor, I project Jose to be better suited to be a relief pitcher rather than a starter. The length of his career as a reliever will be dependent on the number of his game appearances in a season, the number of pitches he throws in an appearance, and the number of times he appears in relief in a series which will be very limited due to the extra recovery time he’ll need due to shoulder trauma.
    A closer look at the mechanical problems…
    He does not achieve maximum leg drive and begins his turn & arm action early.
    His stride foot lands flat (sometimes on his heel) and fairly consistently open- negating his hip rotation.
    His follow through is high -negating leverage especially on breaking pitches, but also affecting control accuracy and also, decreasing hip rotation even more.
    His deceleration on his follow through-which is somewhat violent.
    In short, I don’t see the easy motion some say he pitches with. Instead, I see someone who is throwing mostly with their arm, and will have a shortened career due to shoulder injuries from poor mechanics. I’ll let you be the judge on how this factors into the trade.