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W. MAYS, cf; bats R, throws R
Batting: Pitcher must gamble. Most long balls hit on high pitches, most hits on low pitches. Give him curve down and mix with fast ball high and away. May pop fast ball to short right?or in stands. Try to get him with fast ball high, but blaze it.
Fielding: Turns apparent hits into DPs. Throws behind runner. Great arm, range.
Base-running: Will take extra base, good speed and will steal.
D. MUELLER, rf; bats L, throws R
Batting: Can't be overpowered; slaps at ball, rarely fans. Start him with fast ball low, inside, waste one well outside, then curve him low and in. Keep outside pitches bad as he likes to go to left and is good hit-and-run man. Make him pull the ball.
Fielding: Improved this year. Arm average but surprises with good throws. Fair range.
Base-running: Faster than he looks but no threat to steal.
M. IRVIN, If; bats R, throws R
Batting: Has good power but hitch in swing. Good fast ball over plate will overpower him. Does not like good side-arm curve but hits all average stuff hard. Streaky but in slump for much of season and played mostly against left-handed pitchers.