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Urlaub Defines The Term 'Strike-Thrower'

Urlaub has walked only one batter this season.

STOCKTON, CA - He may not overpower hitters, but Stockton Ports' reliever Jeff Urlaub has proven throughout his minor league career that throwing strikes can make up for a lack of velocity. The left-hander recently earned a promotion to the Cal League after a strong first-half in the Midwest League. Now he is looking to prove he can continue to dominate the strike-zone in a hitter's league.

Jeff Urlaub, who originally began his 2012 campaign with the Low-A Burlington Bees, has had the most impressive season from a strike-throwing perspective of any reliever in the Oakland A's system, having only walked a single batter in 38.2 innings pitched. Urlaub isn't a prototypical prospect. The A's 2010 30th-round pick battled injuries and had to fight for playing time in college and he was... Recommended Stories

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