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Command Is Key For Black

Black walked just two in his last start

TAMPA, FL - For Tampa Yankees starting pitcher Corey Black, and a lot of young pitchers, command makes all the difference. It's an area of Black's game that has been lacking so far in the 2013 season. After walking only 15 batters in over 50 combined innings last year over three levels, Black has already issued 37 free passes in the 2013 campaign in 70 and a third innings.

"Just trying to repeat my delivery and find some consistency has been my biggest key to success and failure this year," Black said. "I just haven't been confident in my stuff. "I've been working behind hitters, so right now I'm trying to pitch to contact and get more first and second pitch ground balls." The results have been night and day when Black is able to get ahead of hitters and get...

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