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Wordekemper Perfecting The Split In Arizona

Wordekemper has but one goal in the AFL

Tampa reliever Eric Wordekemper won the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year award this past season after he went 2-0 with 33 saves and a minuscule 0.57 ERA in his first year as a closer. As much as his stuff progressed in 2007, he says he's in the Arizona Fall League to further develop his splitter.

"It was [surprising] because throughout the whole season I knew it was a possibility I could go to Hawaii or Arizona because there was one high-A exemption," Eric Wordekemper said of being selected to go to the Arizona Fall League. "I was hoping I would be the lucky one out of A-ball to come out here but overall I was surprised and it is a great opportunity for me so I was very excited about...

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