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Breaking Down the Relief Pitchers

Kunz's time in the minors figures to be short

Inside Pitch Magazine continues its analysis of positions up and down the roster, this time focusing on the relievers. With an army of pitchers in the bullpen across the organization, we key on the leading dozen who have the highest ceiling, closest to the big leagues, who needs more work, and more.

Highest Ceiling: Brant Rustich: The second round pick in last June's draft has made an immediate impact on the farm with his size, velocity and tremendous secondary pitches. He can overpower the opposition with his mid-90s fastball and come back with a diving slider and a sinking changeup which routinely deceives hitters. During his last season with UCLA, control was a problem for the right... Recommended Stories