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Schwinden Sharp in First Season

Schwinden posted a 2.01 ERA in 2008

The Mets drafted right-hander Chris Schwinden in the 22nd round of last June's draft and it did not take long for him to make his mark in the Cyclones rotation. He does not have the heat or the depth in repertoire like some of his peers, but what he brought was a steady approach focused on attacking hitters.

Chris Schwinden, drafted out of Fresno Pacific University, made an early impression on the young Cyclones staff. Though he made just one start in his first seven appearances, Schwinden's consistently located fastball gave him an advantage against swing-happy NYPL hitters. In his first 22.1 innings pitches, he posted a 0-1 record and a 1.61 ERA and effectiveness, combined with his fastball...

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