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First Baseman Matt Curry Shortened Leg Kick

First Baseman Matt Curry Shortened Leg Kick

Matt Curry - Image Credit: Mark Olson

The jump from Low-A to Double-A isn't very common. But the organization thought the 22-year-old could handle it, being drafted in the 16-round by Pittsburgh as a college senior out of TCU in 2010. In fact, Curry was just the third prospect in Curve history to make such a jump in levels. The others: catcher J.R. House and center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

"A-Ball, the guys are still developing," Curry said about the difference between the two levels.  "Here, these guys know what they are doing, they know how to pitch. They go about the game a different way. Down in Low-A, I got a lot more fastballs. Just because guys are trying to command their fastball down there. They are trying to teach them that you got to be able to work with the fastball to get to the next level. I’d get into counts down there and I knew a fastball was coming so I would just sit there ready."

While working on his approach during the Fall Instructional League in Bradent...

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