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June 14, 2013 9:47 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 14, 2013


Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 14, 2013.

Yesterday's Notable Stat Lines:

National League:

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January 3, 2013 5:00 am

Prospect Profile: Three Late-Inning Relievers


Hudson Belinsky

A look at three relief prospects with the potential to pitch high-leverage innings.

Relievers are a fickle species; every year, many relievers come out of nowhere to make an impact at the major-league level. There doesn’t seem to be a clear formula for short-term success as a big-league reliever, but there are combinations that can be lethal in short doses, and right now the minor leagues house multiple arms that could impact a game near you in 2013. Today, we’ll look at three of them.

Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays
“He’s really tough not to like,” one scout said. Stroman isn’t tall, checking in at 5-foot-9, but he is big, with 185 pounds of muscle on his frame. He has one of the fastest arms in the minors, and he can pump his fastball into the upper 90s, complimenting it with a plus slider and cutter. He’s active and eccentric on the mound.

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The Rays reliever gets to hit, and does something productive.

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