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The RIGHT Stuff
Jeff Pearlman
July 08, 2002
National League teams are scoring nearly half a run less per game than in 2001. Here's a scout's-eye view of six budding righthanders who are helping to hold batters at bay
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July 08, 2002

The Right Stuff

National League teams are scoring nearly half a run less per game than in 2001. Here's a scout's-eye view of six budding righthanders who are helping to hold batters at bay

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BRIAN LAWRENCE, Padres

AGE: 26
RECORD: 7-4, 3.63 ERA
OUT PITCH: SLIDER

SCOUT'S REPORT: "He only throws in the high 80s, but he's very intelligent when it comes to setting up the hitter. His slider is awesome. He can throw it at any point in the count. That's rare."

LAWRENCE ON LAWRENCE: "When you don't throw hard, people automatically assume you can't cut it. I've battled that reputation my whole life. It's motivated me. Just because I can't hit 98 on the radar doesn't mean I can't hang at this level. I can. I know it."

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