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College is fertile ground for pitchers

UCLA's Bauer and Cole are two examples of standout prospects who have matured

Updated: February 25, 2011, 4:19 AM ET
By John Klima | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Trevor Bauer meticulously studies his corkscrew delivery, frame by frame, from the video he records on a camera mounted behind the UCLA bullpen. From his film, he can study the direction of each of his pitches -- fastballs, sliders, changeups, curveballs, even a hybrid screwball -- each pitch ideally released from the exact same point to maximize deception and destruction. He compares his arsenal to a bazooka shell exploding, sending shrapnel in all directions.

Bauer's mechanical ...

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