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Scouting Report: RHP John Holdzkom
Vital Statistics: Name: John Holdzkom Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: October 19, 1987 Height: 6'8" Weight: 275 Bats: Right Throws: Right "The talent level is what I expected," Holdzkom said of his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League. "I think I was my own worst enemy. In the beginning of the season I wasn't concentrating as much as I should have. Sometimes I was too analytical on the mound." He went 2-5 with three saves and a 7.71 ERA for the Gulf Coast League Mets and walked 20 batters in just 20 1/3 innings. While the walk totals were very discouraging, especially as the team's closer, the fact is his walks came in bunches. 80 percent of his walks were issued in just six of his appearances and mental lapses were the main culprit. "It was like a story of two seasons," said the California native. "My first half was awful and my second half was okay. That's when I started to pick up you need to be focused all the time and learn hitter's tendencies." After beginning...
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