May 17, 2011 at 7:31 PM
Consistency. While impressing scouts with a repertoire of three potential major league caliber pitches, it’s the one thing that has escaped top Red Sox pitching prospect Stolmy Pimentel during his rise through the Red Sox minor league system.
And the lack of consistency has almost reached the point of approaching Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde levels. For example, the right-hander has made seven starts for Double-A Portland this season. In three of those starts, he’s put up a stellar 1.13 ERA, struck out 14, and walked just 3 in 16 innings. In the other four starts, Pimentel has posted an atrocious 11.25 ERA, struck out 7, and walked 9, averaging just 4 innings per start.