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Yoshinori Tateyama

Yoshinori Tateyama

Yoshinori Tateyama is a Japanese former professional baseball pitcher. A sidearm pitcher, Tateyama relied chiefly on a sinking fastball that averaged 87–88 mph and a curveball in the low 70s. He also featured two other off-speed pitches, a changeup and a screwball, that were used mostly against left-handed batters. The screwball is thrown with a "Vulcan" grip. He was one of only two relief pitchers to have thrown even a single screwball in the 2012 MLB season. While his strikeout totals were average, he got hitters out with his control. On November 30, 2010 Tateyama signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers. After starting 2011 in the minor leagues, he was called up to ... more on Wikipedia

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