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Schmidt Bounces Back With Better Mechanics

Josh Schmidt had one of the more legendary seasons with the Staten Island Yankees back in 2005 - posting a ridiculous 0.27 ERA - before mildly struggling in Tampa the following season. With talk of possibly lowering his arm slot heading into last season, he decided that the first step towards re-establishing his dominance was cleaning up his mechanics and that allowed him to bounce-back in 2007.

It wasn't as if Schmidt's 2006 campaign with the Tampa Yankees was bad. He posted a 4-4 record with a 4.24 ERA, held opposing batters to a .223 batting average, and struck out 66 batters in 68 innings after skipping the low-A level entirely - but he wasn't nearly as dominating. Going 6-1 with a 2.79 ERA and striking out 92 batters in a little over 67 innings last season in his return trip to... Recommended Stories

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