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2012 TigsTools: Best Breaking Ball

Crosby has an outstanding curveball

The Tigers overall pitching depth may not be what it has been in recent years but that doesn't mean some of the top pitching prospects in the system are lacking a quality breaking ball. This year's list includes some strong sliders, curveballs and even some dominating cutters, all of which can miss bats and help these young players as they face tougher hitters.

Best Breaking Ball 1. Bruce Rondon (RHP) 2. Casey Crosby (LHP) 3. Luis Marte (RHP) 4. Will Clinard (RHP) 5. Jake Thompson (RHP) Rondon has been close to this list in recent years and his progress with his slider in 2012 finally vaults him to the top. At all three stops in 2012, Rondon regularly showed a legit plus slider and occasionally mixed in a filthy one that made hitters look silly. He... Recommended Stories