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Pirates | Edinson Volquez on his way to being fixed?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been trying to correct SP Edinson Volquez's delivery since acquiring him. The organization tracked down video of Volquez from his days as a 16-year-old in the Dominican Republic as well as extensive footage from other seasons and professional levels. After signing Volquez, the Pirates showed him during a video session that he was rushing his delivery and throwing his fastball with more of his front-side effort than from his back, which resulted in his right arm dragging behind during his delivery.

Fantasy Tip: Could this be the tipping point for the talented but control-challenged RHP? The Buccos have been known in recent years for pulling off miraculous pitcher reclamation projects. His first start was decent, as he went 5 2/3 IP with 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB and 4 K against the St. Louis Cardinals. With Jameson Taillon (elbow) done for the year, a revived Volquez could get a season-long leash in the rotation. In deep leagues, it's worth spending a trial roster spot on him for the chance that he's Pittsburgh's next success story.

2014-04-08 13:34:43 | Source: - Jerry Crasnick

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