Profiling Pat Venditte

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After last week’s hullabaloo over Pat Venditte’s debut, every writer around wanted to find out more about the Yanks’ ambi-pitcher. One of the better profiles I read came from Mike Ashmore, beat writer from the Hunterdon County Democrat and editor of the Thunder Thoughts blog. Ashmore spoke Eric Wordekemper, former college teammate of Venditte, and offers up some insight and a scouting report of the Yanks’ unique pitcher.

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  • E-ROC

    Maybe Venditte develop a change up and a cutter from both sides. What about a knuckleball from the left side? I just hope he makes it to the big leagues.

  • tommiesmithjohncarlos

    5 bucks says the Red Sox try to protest against a 6-fingered glove being illegal…

  • http://thunderbaseball.wordpress.com Mashmore

    Thanks for the link guys, it’s appreciated…

  • A.D.

    Potential righty & lefty specialist, though from what I’ve heard not that much velocity, so he probably will need a change or a fastball with plenty of movement to make it to the bigs

  • Jerkface

    His fastball already looks like it has sick movement. In fact, all his pitches do. Very odd.

  • Realist

    Well, there have been a few “switch pitchers” over my time….though none has done anything in the bigs. I hope this is the exception to the rule as the thoughts of actually watching a pitcher change throwing arms in a big leauge game would be awesome!

  • Realist

    Well, there have been a few “switch pitchers” over my time….though none has done anything in the bigs. I hope this is the exception to the rule as the thoughts of actually watching a pitcher change throwing arms in a big leauge game would be awesome!

  • Michael J. Lavery

    Pat Venditte is proof that hard work pays off big time. He will surprise everyone, as he has already shown to the doubters thus far in his journey. The biggest contribution that Venditte is making is that he is being a pioneer in the sport of baseball. There are so many kids that will want to start to be an ambidextrous pitcher because of him. If you watch the hundreds of kids at his minor league games that want his autograph, you know that he is having a very positive influence on these impressionable minds. He will continue to get stronger and add more velocity to his pitches on both sides. It will be fun to watch his progress.
    The Yankees are fortunate to have him.