Pat Venditte. "The Switch Pitcher"

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IAugust 23, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 17:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees can't catch a double hit by Rajai Davis #11 of the Oakland Athletics int he fourth inning during the Major League Baseball game at the Oakland Coliseum on August 17, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

I’m sure you’ve heard the name before. His name is Pat Venditte, and he is a “switch pitcher”, which means he can pitch and throw effectively with both arms. A lot of pitchers may have the same talent in either there right or left arm, but it’s a whole different ballgame when you can pitch from both sides. It changes everything. You can play to the hitters weaknesses. A new rule was even created because of him, and it is now known as “The Pat Venditte Rule”. Not only that, but he is simply dominating in the minor leagues right now. (’09 Season: 58IP (W-L) 3-2 22SV 1.55ERA 8BB 77K BAA.227)

Watch out for this guy when he gets the call. It will be a circus like no other…

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