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Padres | Cory Luebke working on increased changeup

The San Diego Padres would like to see SP Cory Luebke continue to develop into a frontline starter and the Padres think that getting Luebke to throw his changeup more will help him achieve that. According to FanGraphs, Luebke used his changeup only 6.8 percent of the time in 2011, well behind the use of his fastball (64.3 percent) and slider (25.8). "I think the changeup is going to be critical for Cory as it is for a lot of pitchers. I think he knows that with the fastball and slider that the change a lot of times is a separator from guys who end up having successful, long careers," manager Bud Black said.

2012-02-28 01:35:38 | Source: - Corey Brock

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