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    Article: Fastball key to Samuel Deduno's success


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    Thanks, Parker, for another great explanation of techniques.

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    I think that he is part of our roation next year, and will be a positive contributer. Hopefully Gibson comes in a is solid as well which would make me more comfortable with the idea of our 2014 rotation being made up of Deduno, Correia and Gibson. If the Twins are willing to sign a #1 or #2 SP in free agency next year, we could have the makings of an above average rotation. I'm not holding my breath however.

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    Thanks Parker... Nice work... I would like to request an analysis of Sam's mechanics from you.

    Is his strike foot placement consistent?
    Is he achieving a consistent release point over the top of the shoe and driving and reaching for home plate?
    Is he keeping his line to the catcher and not allowing his body to be closed or fly open?

    This is where control problems are found and this is why I'm optimistic about Deduno and his future with the Twins.

    Not all Pitchers figure it out and those that can't end up on the scrap heap... But a motivated professional can nail down their mechanics by working at it and I am seeing improvement from Sam this year so I do assume that he is working on it.

    If he can nail down his mechanics. All his past metrics won't matter anymore. He will be brand new and we will have found a top flight pitcher in my opinion.

    Anyway... Nice Work... The information on his grip is valuable information for guys like me that do a little coaching.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopper0080 View Post
    Hopefully Gibson comes in a is solid as well which would make me more comfortable with the idea of our 2014 rotation being made up of Deduno, Correia and Gibson.
    Throw Meyer in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
    Throw Meyer in there.
    Unless Meyer kills it in Spring Training, probably won't see him on parent club until 2nd half 2014. This is my guesstimate though............

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    Definitely getting harder to not take Deduno serious as a big league pitcher. I like him and would love to see him stick.

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    I have a hard time seeing this success continue. He has such a documented history by now that a nice string of starts doesn't alter my opinion of him. I'd rather be watching Albers struggle than Deduno have some success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevening View Post
    Unless Meyer kills it in Spring Training, probably won't see him on parent club until 2nd half 2014. This is my guesstimate though............
    The injury really derailed things. If not for that, I think we would have seen him in September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    The injury really derailed things. If not for that, I think we would have seen him in September.
    Interesting. Skipping AAA completely or getting a few starts in there before September? He was on track that fast?

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