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Rays | Fernando Rodney lacking fastball command

Former MLB P Brian Anderson, now with Sun Sports, said Tampa Bay Rays RP Fernando Rodney is struggling because he is lacking fastball command, and opposing hitters are keying on this and staying patient at the plate. That would explain Rodney's high number of walks on the season. Anderson also pointed out some mechanical problems in his delivery, including a double toe tap.

Fantasy Tip: Rodney was bound for some regression this year after the record-setting 2012 he had. Walks have plagued him the most this season, but mechanical issues have played their part. He's not in danger of losing the job yet, but those in very deep leagues hunting for save avenues should keep Joel Peralta on their radar. If Rodney can fix his mechanical problems, he could return to a level close to what he showed last season.

2013-05-31 09:12:54 | Source: CBS Tampa Bay

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