Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chris Tillman

The Baseball America Prospects Blog has a good profile of Chris Tillman today, highlighting the work he's done to improve his change-up.
"He’s really made the effort to improve his changeup this spring," Schmidt said.
"He, on his own, he threw it sometimes in some games exclusively, not throwing
his curveball, just throwing fastballs and changeups. When you do that, you
commit to making the pitch better, and he’s made a lot of progress with it, so
we’re really happy with adding that third pitch and becoming confident in it.

Tillman, just 21 years old, is one of the best reasons to be excited about the Orioles future. Adam Jones alone makes the Bedard deal look like a smart one; Tillman makes it a steal.

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