Is he a Generational Talent??? Well, a lot remains to be Seen, but Paul Skenes is throwing mighty Mean, and making the Scene for the Pittsburgh Pirates 2024 MLB Edition

Maybe this guy/pitcher is one of the those Generational Talents, that only comes along once and a while, but for right now, with the numbers he is putting up for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the MLB, Paul Skenes has made the scene, and he is no longer green, but he will be seeing the green coming his way, in a BIG way for the future, and beyond…Load up the truck, he’s headed to Beverly, Hills that is, and in this case, Mounds/Hills/Bumps that is, all over the Major Leagues, and Skenes owns those bumps and he not taking too many lumps, as he jumps up each time he pitches, and his name continues to add sparkle to the Bigger, Better, BUCS/Pirates….

Here is the word on his win Wednesday, vs. the Detroit Tigers…
Paul Skenes worked 6 innings, allowing 2 runs, on 3 hits, with 1 BB, and Nine(9) big strikeouts…He gave up 1 home run, and now Paul Skenes is (2-0) in 2024…..Now with four starts for the Pirates, with only 5 BBs, and 30 Ks, in 22 Innings…

And the word on Paul Skenes Wednesday, at YardBarker.com:
Another masterpiece by Paul Skenes caps remarkable calendar year for rookie phenom
from Eric Smithling, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

Pirates rookie starting pitcher Paul Skenes had another excellent outing on Wednesday, capping an incredible calendar year for the young star.

On June 2, 2023, Skenes began LSU’s run to a seventh College World Series title with a complete game against Tulane in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. He followed that with a 0.78 earned run average in his next three starts, including two in Omaha, against Kentucky, Tennessee and Wake Forest.

Nearly a year later, Skenes has emerged as one of the most dominant pitchers in the majors.

ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan noted following Wednesday’s electrifying outing against the Tigers, “He’s already establishing himself as one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball.”

Skenes struck out nine batters and allowed two earned runs in six innings in a 10-2 win. Per Baseball Savant, he ranks in the 99th percentile in pitching velocity, and the speed on his fastball was on display when he sent Tigers center fielder Wenceel Perez down swinging on a 100 mph four-seamer.

Baseball analyst Rob Friedman highlighted Skenes’ devastating “splinker,” a cross between a splitter and sinker, that confounded multiple Tigers batters.

Since the beginning of last June, Skenes has led LSU to its first national title since 2009, been named Baseball America’s National Player of the Year, and heard his name called first in the MLB Draft.

He wasted little time in the minors, starting five games combined last year in the rookie league, single-A and double-A, then making seven triple-A starts this year prior to being called up on May 8.

A lot has changed for the flamethrower in the last year, but his domination over hitters hasn’t.

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