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2011 West Virginia Power Preview: Bullpen

2011 West Virginia Power Preview: Bullpen

Cumpton could see a lot of innings this year, even if he works out of the bullpen.

Today we wrap up the 2011 West Virginia Power preview with a look at the bullpen.  So far we've covered the infielders, outfielders, and the starting pitchers.  Normally this is the part where I would talk about how you don't find prospects in the bullpen at the low-A level.  That's not the case here.  The West Virginia pitching staff is filled with so many pitching prospects that they will have actual prospects in the bullpen.  That could lead to some piggybacking opportunities, and some players could just be pitching in long relief, going 2-3 innings after the starter gets pulled.

Piggyback Candidates

Brooks Pounders and Trent Stevenson were each taken in the 2009 draft out of the prep ranks, alth...

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