INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Ever since he began pitching a baseball, Hunter Stratton has had a one-track mindset for his ultimate objective when facing a hitter. That is complete domination, and three strikes with a trip to the bench.
“I’m always chasing strikeouts,“ Stratton said. “Even when it’s 3-2, I’m trying to get it by the guy. I never think about the guy getting a hit. I’m always chasing it.“
Even in college when he worked with a two seam fastball -- which typically creates more of a ground ball pitcher -- Stratton still had the mentality of strike out first. His approach with the two seam was to create the movement and miss bats.
With this in mind, Stratton’s K/9 is sitting at 12.8. That is just below his career high last season, which was split between Altoona and Indianapolis....
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