GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Fall League is a place where players can get additional experience against upper level talent. It's a showcase league, filled with some of the better upper level prospects around baseball, so it provides a better experience at times than a player would get in Double-A or Triple-A. Often, players are working on specific elements of their game, trying the new approaches out in this showcase league.

In some of those cases, the league presents an opportunity for players to get different opinions, and advice they wouldn't normally receive during the season. That was the case with Taylor Hearn and his slider.

Hearn had been working on finding a new breaking pitch during the season. He made the switch over the summer, getting a pitch that he could throw for str...

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