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Cheney Focuses on Development

The opposition hit .226 off Cheney this season

In his second year, the tall right-hander continued to grow through a stronger repertoire and a better idea of what he wanted to do on the mound. Steven Cheney, who was heavily relied upon this season to hold leads, demonstrated that he could be an inning-eater no matter the role in which he was placed. Inside Pitch caught up with the Brooklyn long-man as he winds down after a strong season

Steven Cheney, the Mets' 25th round pick in the 2006 draft, landed in Brooklyn this season after a strong year in Kingsport where he posted a 4-1 record with a 2.73 earned run average in 17 relief appearances (29.2 innings)—he also made two short appearances with Hagerstown, pitching three scoreless innings. Rewind to this past Extended Spring Training and there was the 6-foot-5 right-hander...

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