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Change the Key for Snappers' Mendez

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Junior Mendez has worked diligently on improving his change-up since joining the Oakland A's organization last season. That work has paid off for the right-hander, who has quietly been the Beloit Snappers' steadiest starter over the past two months.

Mastering the change-up appears to be the secret to Beloit starting pitcher Junior Mendez’s success this season, as the 16th-round selection in the 2013 draft out of Southern New Hampshire has excelled in his move back into a starting role. Although he didn’t move into the Snappers’ starting rotation until late-May, the 21-year-old Mendez has been the steadiest performer of late. Since entering...

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