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How Chicago Cubs lefty Justin Steele has kept hitters guessing by altering the movement on his fastball

Three weeks later, Chicago Cubs left-hander Justin Steele laughs at how close he came to making history. The notable statistic highlighted the effectiveness of Steele’s four-seam fastball and his ability to suppress hitters from slugging against the pitch. It has been his strength the entire season, limiting barreled balls and turning him into a more […]

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How Chicago Cubs lefty Justin Steele has kept hitters guessing by altering the movement on his fastball

Three weeks later, Chicago Cubs left-hander Justin Steele laughs at how close he came to making history. The notable statistic highlighted the effectiveness of Steele’s four-seam fastball and his ability to suppress hitters from slugging against the pitch. It has been his strength the entire season, limiting barreled balls and turning him into a more […]

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Back-to-back home runs from Cedric Mullins, Adley Rutschman spark Orioles to 4-2 win over Blue Jays

For all his talents, Adley Rutschman’s greatest strength might just be his ability to discern balls from strikes, a model of the swing decision-based development plan that floods the Orioles’ minor league system. At times, it’s burned him, with his awareness of the strike zone perhaps sharper than that night’s home-plate umpire. On Tuesday, when […]