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Tool Time: Top Breaking Ball Hitters

Matt Antonelli

Everyone has to hit the fastball to stay in professional baseball but it is those players that can also hit breaking balls that mark them as being potentially special. These San Diego Padres' prospects are adept at hitting curveballs and sliders alike.

1. Cedric Hunter At such a young age, Hunter has command of his balance and patience. His ability to recognize pitches and not be fooled puts him in terrific shape for the future. Hunter is rarely fooled and does not commit his swing to early. He bides his time, watching the spin of the ball, and goes into motion quickly. His ability to let those tough pitches by – the apparent strike that...

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