Casey Coleman’s Case for the Chicago Cubs’ 2011 Rotation

August 24, 2010 by  

Cubs rookie pitcher Casey Coleman has enjoyed varying game-to-game success, inducing a plethora of ground balls and keeping the ball out of the air in general.

The 15th-round draft pick in 2008 doesn’t have blue-chip prospect "stuff," but he can certainly provide some value out of the Cubs’ fifth spot in the rotation.

Coleman works with a solid two-seam fastball that hovers around 90 m.p.h., as does his four-seam fastball. His two-seamer has good run, which is where he gets his majority of ground balls, while his four-seamer has a bit more of a cutting action.

Cubs fans, if you are expecting the next coming of Randy Wells, you will be sorely mistaken. Coleman will never be a strikeou...

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