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BANGERS AND MASH
April 04, 2011
Stuff: heaters and hammers, splitters and cutters, Uncle Charlies and Lord Charleses. Stuff describes the weaponry one side carries into the game's most elemental battle: pitcher versus batter. Hurlers either have stuff or they don't—and when they do, it's the major league hitter's job to figure out how to handle it.
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April 04, 2011

Bangers And Mash

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

VLADIMIR GUERRERO Orioles 4.60

"I don't practice hitting any pitch. I don't worry about any pitch, whether it's a fastball, curveball, slider or changeup. I just try to see the ball and swing as hard as I can."

DELMON YOUNG Twins 3.71

B.J. UPTON Rays 3.56

J.D. DREW Red Sox 3.25

CURTIS GRANDERSON Yankees 3.19

NATIONAL LEAGUE

STARLIN CASTRO Cubs 4.92

CASEY MCGEHEE Brewers 4.72

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