The Morning Friar – 3/21/11

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It ends Neshek’s five-year run with the club, where the Brooklyn Park native used his funky sidearm motion to baffle some of the most feared hitters in the game. But he’s still trying to find that form following Tommy John elbow surgery before the 2009 season.

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The strength of the 2011 draft is college pitching. There are so many hard throwers available that scouts say pitchers who throw 96-97 mph could be available in the second round, according to Baseball America. The draft is also deep in college position players and high school pitching. As has been the trend for more than a decade, catching at all levels is weak.

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“It’s just a product of a shorter swing than I’ve had in the past,” Patterson said on Sunday. “In the past, my swing has been long, and my front foot was getting down late. It made hitting tough.

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