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Oakland A's Prospect Q&A: Ben Hornbeck, P

It has been breezy on the days that Ben Hornbeck has pitched this season, but it hasn't always been because of the weather. The left-hander has been a strike-out machine this season, whiffing 77 batters in only 57 innings for Low-A Kane County and High-A Stockton. We caught-up with the Kansas State alum last weekend...

For a guy who doesn't think of himself as a strike-out pitcher, Ben Hornbeck has been inducing swings-and-misses at a tremendous rate since he turned pro. After being selected in the 32nd round of the 2008 draft out of Kansas State, Hornbeck struck-out 45 batters in 35.1 innings for short-season Vancouver and Low-A Kane County as a reliever. Hornbeck moved into the starting rotation in 2009, but...

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