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By The Numbers: Groundball Rates

Mortensen has been a groundball pitcher.

Since the days of Rick Peterson as the team's pitching coach, the Oakland A's have favored pitchers with groundball tendencies. With that in mind, Nathaniel Stoltz takes a look at some of the A's minor league pitchers with intriguing groundball rates.

Stats good through Tuesday, May 18, 2010 When we look at minor league pitchers statistically, the stats most often cited are ERA, strikeouts and walks. Occasionally, you'll see homers allowed mentioned as well if that number is particularly high or low for the pitcher in question. One number that comes up quite a bit more with major league pitchers than minor league pitchers is ground ball... Recommended Stories

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