Good observation on Stagg, which I addressed with his father while talking during the recent Central MICH game in TH. According to the "ol' man (looks like Crocodile Dundee-nice dude!), the new Pitching Coach for ISU (Jordan Tiegs) has changed the "set position" dynamics for all the pitchers, allegedly basing his "biokinetic insight" on some Ivy League bullshit that "everyone around Indianapolis" is now using. LOL
So in essence, Stagg & the rest of the ISU pitching staff is a "work in progress" this season. I guess Tiegs has yet to hear of the saying, "Leave well enough alone." Stagg threw a good game v. NE (comparatively speaking), only giving up 4 walks. Unfortuntely, opposing squads KNOW he's stuggling w/ control and are now taking him deeper into the count, thus shortening his # of innings while lengthening his pitch count.
Funny, but I was curious about Tieg's background, so did some homework. http://www.gosycamores.com/ViewArticle. ... EASON=2014
Says he was drafted by the Reds and implies that the E-ville Otters are a Frontier League MLB minor league club in 2009. The truth - he was Drafted #46 by the Red's after completing his Div II career (1 yr) @ U. of Indianapolis (formerly Indiana Central). He played less than a month w/ the Otters in the INDEPENDENT Frontier League - no association whatsoever to the Reds. The Otters were TERRIBLE that season (22-66 record) and Tiegs "retired" after less that a month.http://www.baseball-reference.com/minor ... egs-001jor
Not sure 100% if this is the "research" being used by Tiegs:http://gradworks.umi.com/35/65/3565735.html