We talked recently about the sentiment that Brad Boxberger may be in the mix for the Opening Day bullpen. Thanks to our friends over at Redlegs Review, I see that ESPN’s Keith Law is on the same page:
“I expect to see Cincinnati Reds right-hander Brad Boxberger in their big league pen in 2012; he was 90-94 with a hard curveball at 81-84. Right-handed hitters will have a hard time picking up the ball because he comes slightly across his body. I’d like to see even a show-me change-up just so left-handers, who hit him better than righties did this year but still didn’t hit him well, don’t take too much advantage of his delivery.”
I really look forward to seeing this kid.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
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