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Our Solution to our Pitching Problems (Another Awesome Trout Article)

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"He pitched, (fastballs up to 90 miles per hour, backed by a big overhand curve), played shortstop, belted the covers off baseballs." "In his senior year, Trout hit .530, had 18 home runs in 21 games. He played center field, getting ready for his future, but also had an 8-2 record as a pitcher with four shutouts and 1.77 earned run average. Picked 25th in the first round -- lower than expected because of the traditional bias against cold-weather position players who are limited in experience by short seasons -- he was the only player from the entire country to show up at the 2009 MLB draft at Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J." I think we found our eighth inning solution

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