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Angels | Jordan Walden needs secondary pitch

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Jordan Walden has a blazing fastball which can hit 100 mph at times, but he struggled to consistently trust his secondary pitches, a slider and still-developing changeup. As a result, he blew an American League leading 10 saves in 2011. Walden threw fastballs 81 percent of the time last season, with the rest sliders and just three percent were changeups. Walden will focus on developing his other pitchers in the spring. "You can throw it in the bullpen all day, but there ain't nothing like being in the game - the adrenaline, the batter, the umpire, everything," Walden said. "We'll see. It's good and I have a lot of confidence in it, but we'll see, I guess."

2012-02-21 17:58:43 | Source: ESPNLosAngeles.com - Mark Saxon

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