Today we wrap up the 2011 Indianapolis Indians preview with a look at the bullpen. So far we've covered the infielders, outfielders, and the starting pitchers. A few of the players from the starting pitching preview will eventually factor in to the bullpen as well. Overall, the bullpen isn't that important. Even when players have success, it doesn't guarantee success in the majors. Last year the Pirates had Vinnie Chulk, Wilfredo Ledezma, and Justin Thomas dominating out of the Indianapolis bullpen. Chulk went to Japan, Thomas bombed in the Majors, and Ledezma didn't have any luck in his time in the majors, although he did display good velocity.
For this reason we won't go over every last player who could possibly pitch in the bullpen this year. Instead, we'll focus on guys in Sp...
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