Preparing for the upcoming 2009 minor league season, we offer up which Yankees' prospects have the…
Tool Time: Top Ten Curveballs
Honorable Mention D.J. Mitchell: Mitchell's curveball is so new that he has a hard time cracking the Top Ten for now...but it's currently good enough to find a permanent home there in the coming seasons. He used to throw a slurvy breaking ball that was more of a slider in college, but he has quickly changed it into a legitimate plus big league curveball. A little more proving it on the field this coming year is all he needs. COMING SOON: Richardson's overall game is raw, but his curveball has the chance to be special. (Photo: Patrick Teale/PinstripesPlus.com) Lance Pendleton: The 25-year old gets overlooked by many because his older age at the lower minor league levels, but that shouldn't discount his stuff. Even though he has been trying to get back to his 90-94 MPH fastball after Tommy John surgery, he still struck out 119 batters in 128 innings with the Charleston Riverdogs last season on the strength of his plus curveball. It's a weapon that will keep him around for a...
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