left-handed pitcher

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Noun1.left-handed pitcher - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left handleft-handed pitcher - a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
hurler, pitcher, twirler - (baseball) the person who does the pitching; "our pitcher has a sore arm"
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A left-handed pitcher faces first base, so he can see what the runner is doing.
Two Oregon recruits were selected Saturday including David Peterson, a 6-foot-6 left-handed pitcher from Colorado, who went in the 28th round to Boston.
Three of the big-name players represented by Lindell or Rodgers are Mike Hampton, left-handed pitcher with the Atlanta Braves; Adam Eaton, right-handed pitcher with the San Diego Padres; and Scott Proctor, right-handed pitcher with the New York Yankees.
Generally considered the greatest left-handed pitcher in American League history, Grove won 300 games despite not reaching the major leagues until age 25.
Scouts go deeper into the talent pool for left-handed pitchers than they do for right-handers; but at a certain point the trade-off will become unfavorable because the advantage of having another left-handed pitcher will be outweighed by his lower native ability.
Kelly, an infielder ranked as the state's top recruit by Northwest Baseball, is a member of the USA Baseball U-18 team, as is left-handed pitcher Cole Irvin, another signee by the Ducks.
Ricciardi approved a three- day leave of absence for the adoption only to call and ask him to return since the Blue Jays were going to face a left-handed pitcher.
For a left-handed pitcher (LHP), 11 o'clock would be overhand (Photo 4); 10 o'clock, three-quarter (Photo 5); and 9 o'clock, sidearm (Photo 6).
The ace of Oregon's latest baseball recruiting class, left-handed pitcher Porter Clayton, plans to graduate early from high school, enroll at the UO in January and compete for the Ducks next season.
Komatsu, an outfielder and left-handed pitcher, spent his freshman season at NAIA-affiliated Vanguard in Costa Mesa, but he transferred to Oxnard College this year.
World-famous athletes, including Bobby Jones, left-handed pitcher with the Colorado Rockies, as well as a number of Colorado Rapids players, were on hand to demonstrate the skills that made them stars.
I never really seriously considered anywhere else,'' said Lambo, a first baseman and left-handed pitcher.