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Nuding Tightening It Up

While the overall numbers might not show it, the emergence of Zach Nuding as a legitimate pitching prospect in the organization was one of the bigger stories down on the farm in 2011. He did it on the strength of his power arm and he spent his time at Instructs gaining more faith in his offspeed pitches, and in particular tightening up his slider.

"I think the season went pretty well," he said. "After pitching several games [earlier this season], just to learn to keep throwing your offspeed pitches – it can be a bad changeup or it can be a bad slider, but you still have to throw it. "There were a couple of games where I shied away from going to the offspeed pitches but you still have to be able to throw offspeed when you want to, to...

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