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WHIP: Walks plus hits per inning pitched
PVR: Player Value Ranking (explanation on page 59)
coming to a ballpark near you this summer ...
The bullpen took
a hit this spring when workhorse setup man Luis Ayala suffered a season-ending
elbow injury while pitching for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. That will
likely accelerate 22-year-old Bill Bray's ascent to the majors. Washington's
first-round draft pick in 2004, the lefty with the late-breaking curve struck
out 49 in 40 innings combined as a late-inning reliever last season, when he
climbed from Class A to Triple A.