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Phelps Getting Real Close

Phelps had a quality start on Thursday

David Phelps has been the model of consistency since being drafted back in 2008. But while his numbers continue to shine, it's been his ability to throw strikes and have the great success he's had all while improving his game that has gotten him close to being big league ready.

"It's been good," David Phelps said of his season. "I made a lot of improvements throughout the year. The curveball is really something that I had to work on. Towards the end of the year [last season] it was the big thing that I needed to get to the next level and once I got it here it was the one weapon I've had to develop the most because it's the pitch I need to get guys out here... Recommended Stories

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