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Cave Really Maturing

TAMPA, FL - Last year in his first minor league season, Jake Cave hit a few road bumps after a strong start in Charleston. Focusing on working even harder this season in Tampa, he is a more mature player in both the physical and mental aspects of the game and it's really starting to show.

Walking in to Spring Training, Jake Cave was a noticeably different player than the kid in Charleston last year, impressing his coaches, P.J Pilittere and manager Al Pedrique, both of whom coached him last year as well. "[He is] a kid that has more confidence in himself, a kid that is maturing," Pedrique said. "He is controlling his emotions better. He is not letting a bad day affect him. I...

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