I took a few hits about my previous post on Dave Eiland. I believe that Eiland is leading Hughes and Kennedy in the wrong direction. They are pitching timidly trying to nibble at corners instead of attacking the zone and going after hitters.
A few comments and emails I received tried to remind me of who developed "The Big 3" in the minors, Dave Eiland.
Listed below is Eiland's assignments and which of the 3 he had at that stop:
2003 Pitching coach GCL Yankees: None
2004 Pitching coach Staten Island Yankees: None
2005-2006 Pitching coach Trenton Thunder: '06 Hughes, 21 games, 116 IP.
2007 Pitching coach Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees: Kennedy, 6 games, 34 IP. Hughes, 5 games, 28 IP. Chamberlain, 3 games 8 IP.
Listed below are "The Big 3" and their minor league trail:
Kennedy: 2006 Staten Island, 2007 Tampa, Trenton, Scranton.
Hughes: 2004 GCL Yanks, 2005 Charleston & Tampa, 2006 Tampa & Trenton, 2007 Tampa, Trenton & Scranton.
Chamberlain: 2006 U of Neb, 2007 Tampa, Trenton & Scranton.
They crossed paths a few times, but to say that Eiland "developed" them clearly is not true and not fair to the coaches who did.
Eiland has "coached" Kennedy, Hughes and Chamberlain for a combined total of 35 games and 186 innings.
Eiland has spent more time with Jeff Karstens than all 3 of them COMBINED.
The idea that "The Big 3" are products of Dave Eiland are pure fantasy.