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Fort Wayne Wizards Pitching Coach Tom Bradley

Bradley hopes to have Latos back

FORT WAYNE, IN: The pitching coach in the minor leagues has two main tasks; make sure no one blows out their arms by either throwing too many pitches or using the wrong mechanics, and prepare pitchers for the next level, which more times than naught with young fireballers leads to how to throw something off-speed.

Tom Bradley has been either a manager or a pitching coach since 1978, after finishing off a seven-year pitching career in the major leagues. This year, he has an interesting combination of young flamethrowers, Mat Latos and Jeremy McBryde, combined with some more advanced college pitchers, such as Jeremy Hefner and Matt Teague. We caught up with coach Bradley to discuss his staff. The first... Recommended Stories

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