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Is Ryan Yarbrough the new model for pitchers?

Is Ryan Yarbrough the new model for pitchers?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Looking to see if inducing soft contact is indeed more important than ever in the Juiced Ball Era I have long been a Ryan Yarbrough skeptic. When he first arrived in the bigs (I’m less of a prospect hound than others, so this was basically my introduction to him), I saw a soft-tossing lefty with a pedestrian strikeout rate and good but not amazing groundball rate and thought This is a guy who will fool some batters for a couple months, but his long-term viability is highly questionable. When he rode the bulk role to a top-five finish in the Rookie of the...

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