Rain took a small bite out of the schedule for the Oakland A's minor league affiliates on Tuesday,…
Change Has Finnegan Moving In Right Direction
Right-hander Kyle Finnegan, a sixth-round selection in last June's draft, struggled last summer during a limited first run through the Midwest League. Back with the Beloit Snappers in 2014, Finnegan has gained more consistency with the third pitch in his arsenal, which has enabled him to get more outs through his first 28.2 innings of 2014. "We worked on shortening my stride just a little bit to help me get over my leg and throw downhill, which helped my breaking ball," Finnegan said. "I was cutting myself off and struggling to throw my breaking ball. That [adjustment] put me in a good position to have success." While he was able to pump fastballs and change-ups for strikes last summer, Finnegan didn't have the complete arsenal to be a starting pitcher in the higher levels. Since the A's still viewed him as a starter, that meant developing a better third pitch. "Last year when we drafted him, he came into the system with a strong arm and...
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