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Schmidt Better The Second Time Around

Schmidt is more comfortable with his mechanics

After having one of the more historic seasons in NY-Penn League history in 2005, Josh Schmidt had a down year last season after skipping the low-A level entirely. Now in his second tour of duty in the Florida State League, he looks to be back to his old form. He seems to have gained better control of his pitches than in 2006 and he credits his success to his improved mechanics.

"Obviously, last year was a step up than the previous year in Staten Island," Josh Schmidt said. "I definitely ran into tougher competition and much better hitters who had a lot more discipline." "But I also feel better mechanically this year and I really felt like I wasn't [comfortable] last year. I was always working on something in my mechanics. But I feel pretty good and I have been...

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