Alderson isn't assured of a minor league rotation spot this year.

A lot has been written about Tim Alderson this off-season.  Alderson is coming off a horrible year, where he totally fell apart at the AA level, was demoted to high-A, and didn't fare any better at the lower level.  A lot of that had to do with a drop in velocity, with Alderson throwing in the mid-80s for most of the season.

A month ago, Tim Keong of ESPN looked at Alderson's missing velocity.  In the article he noted that Alderson's high school pitcher, after watching Alderson pitch, said he was a better pitcher when he was a freshman in high school than he is now.  The article concluded with Alderson proclaiming that he can throw a baseball again.  Tom at Rumbunter was down at Spring Training at the start of the ...

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