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Old 10-24-2018, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Hitmen77 View Post
There was mention in the main minor league thread that Burdi has seen his velocity drop since his return. I really haven't heard any official details about that, but I'm hoping that it's because he needs some time to get back up to speed after being out of action over 12 months after Tommy John surgery.

He's definitely a pitcher to watch next spring and might make his way up to Chicago sometime next season if all goes well.
Agreed. It's pretty common to see a drop in game velocity when you first come back from pretty much any kind of arm surgery. Luckily enough he still has a pretty high ceiling even if he doesn't quite pump 102 anymore.
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