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    Article: Sam Deduno and his "crazy" fastball


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    This article is hilarious in a variety of ways. Well done, Parker.

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    Looks like he might be a keeper. At least he does not pitch to contact

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckmt View Post
    At least he does not pitch to contact
    He tried to, but missed.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ball… and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    "If' it's tough to catch, it's probably hard to hit." Classic line.

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    A KnuckleBaller without the Knuckles. Hmmmm

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    Great article!

    I hope that the Twins are giving Deduno good coaching. It appears that he might have a very high upside if he can throw enough strikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    He tried to, but missed.
    Well done, sir.

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    I haven't seen this guy pitch but this article is extremely encouraging. I've never heard of, or seen, this particular malady before, but this info tells me this kid has a tremendous finish that gives him high rpms. The fact that he is 28 portends against it, but maybe with Anderson's guidance he can learn to control and separate the sinker and cutter.

    Also, with that f/x spread it's easy to see why his curve is a killer. With that much 93 mph coming up and in, with the batter not knowing if it's coming further in or back over the plate, it takes a very brave man to lean over the plate.

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    From the other comments I can tell that most have a positive view of Deduno. I am actually pretty sour on him because of the high BB/9 rate. If he can't locate a 4 seamer consistently, that's really unacceptable at any level.

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