Saturday, June 7, 2008

Yanks Draft Ambidextrous Pitcher

A couple of artiles about Yankee draft choice Pat Venditte:

Pat Venditte: the Switch Pitcher

Throwing Batters Curves Before Throwing a Pitch

The Yanks drafted ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte in the '07 draft, but he did not sign. When Venditte was available after his senior season in round 20 (pick # 620) the Yanks picked him again.

A natural righty, Venditte began throwing lefty as well at the age of 3. From the right side, Venditte has an 88-91 mph fastball and a 12-6 curve. From the left side his fastball tops out between 78-82 and he throws a sidearm slurve.

If nothing else it will be fun to track Venditte's progress!

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