Pirate City Notes: Mitch Keller Focuses on His Changeup

Mitch Keller put some work in on his changeup today. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pirate City Notes: Mitch Keller Focuses on His Changeup

BRADENTON, Fla. - "Stay out there."

That's the phrase that was heard after two of Mitch Keller's innings today, as the top pitching prospect went three innings in an intrasquad game at Pirate City. Keller was quick and efficient, giving up just a run on two hits, and that damage came after he already got the third out of the inning. He got through the inning too quickly, and was kept out for more pitches and more outs in the second.

The same thing happened in the third inning. After getting two quick outs, Bradenton pitching coach Matt Ford told the other team that if Keller got the third out, they would put a man on second. Of course, Keller got that third out, and they had to put a man on second to get him some work from the stretch. He struck out the next guy on three pitches to e...

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