KFFL.com's MLB Hot off the Wire

Access KFFL.com on Twitter! Access here!

Tigers | Bruce Rondon lights up the radar gun
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:06:58 -0800

Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon, who will be given every chance to emerge as the team's closer this spring, consistently hits triple digits with his fastball, and he's been clocked as high as 104 mph. His changeup can reach up to 90 mph. "You were pretty much guaranteed to see 100 every time he stepped out on the mound," minor league pitching coach Mike Maroth said. "A hundred is pretty common for him. The thing is, it doesn't look like it's that hard before he throws so free and easy. He's not a max-effort guy. The ball just jumps out." Rondon seems to channel his adrenaline well in the few big situations he's pitched in so far in his career, but he also wasn't auditioning for a major league job, let alone the closing role. His late-breaking slider is an excellent complement that has plenty of movement without losing much velocity.

4/24 - Brewers | Ryan Braun exits with foot injury
4/24 - Giants | Matt Cain leaves start Monday
4/24 - Diamondbacks | Silvino Bracho returns to D-backs
4/24 - Padres | Jabari Blash recalled by Padres
4/24 - Pirates | Bucs call up Dovydas Neverauskas
4/24 - Nationals | Stephen Drew ramping up activity
4/24 - Diamondbacks | Shelby Miller to receive second opinion
4/24 - Dodgers | Dodgers recall Brett Eibner
4/24 - Reds | Devin Mesoraco to be activated Friday
4/24 - Giants | Denard Span to miss a few days
4/24 - Dodgers | Joc Pederson on disabled list
4/24 - Giants | Christian Arroyo, Drew Stubbs recalled
4/24 - Giants | Aaron Hill placed on DL
4/24 - Giants | Chris Marrero off 40-man roster
4/24 - Angels | Vicente Campos activated, optioned
4/24 - Angels | David Hernandez added to roster
4/24 - Pirates | Adam Frazier placed on DL
4/24 - Padres | Travis Jankowski on disabled list
4/24 - Twins | One game suspension for Miguel Sano
4/24 - Rangers | A.J. Griffin to throw Monday
4/24 - Red Sox | Matt Barnes suspended
4/24 - Rockies | Ian Desmond hits Monday
4/24 - Orioles | Zach Britton may throw Wednesday
4/24 - Mariners | Mike Freeman sent down
4/24 - Nationals | Jacob Turner brought up
4/24 - Diamondbacks | Shelby Miller goes to DL
4/24 - Nationals | Bryce Harper sitting Monday
4/24 - Diamondbacks | Paul Goldschmidt not starting
4/24 - Royals | Salvador Perez back in lineup
4/24 - Twins | Three roster moves for Twins

<< Prev page (c) KFFL.com - All Rights Reserved.