Tuesday, July 2, 2019

PhoulBallz Interview: Dominic Pipkin answers Nine Silly-ass Questions

Dominic Pipkin, image- Jay Floyd
In the first half of the season Class A pitcher Dominic Pipkin showed why he has gotten attention as one of the Phillies' most promising young prospects.  Since the Sally League's recent All-Star break, it's been a bit different for the talented hurler, who features high 90's velocity.

In 12 outings (six starts) prior to the break, the 19-year-old right-hander posted a 3-1 record with a 3.29 ERA, a .255 batting average against along with a 5.9 K/9 mark.  In three appearances (two starts) following the mid-season mark, Pipkin has struggled with a 0-1 record, a 27.00 ERA, a .478 batting average against while walking five batters in 3 2/3 frames.

Pipkin, who was the Phillies' 9th round draft pick in 2018, has kept his head high, despite his difficulties on the mound.  Following one of his recent poor efforts, a start in which he last just 1 1/3 innings, I found Dom in good spirits.  He spent time talking to me, answering Nine Silly-ass Questions, sharing some thoughts on music, profanity and so much more.  To listen to that complete interview head on over to Patreon.com/PhoulBallz by clicking here.

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