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The Education Of Blake Hassebrock

Hassebrock has a better feel for his third pitch.

The 2012 season didn't go according to script for Oakland A's right-handed pitching prospect Blake Hassebrock. The 2010 eighth-round pick learned a lot from the experience and is ready to show he is a different pitcher in 2013.

The 2012 season was a forgettable one for Blake Hassebrock, but he hasn't erased it from his memory. Instead, the talented right-hander is using the lessons he learned from his difficult season to further his goal of reaching the major leagues. Hassebrock entered the 2012 campaign with high expectations after he posted a 2.64 ERA in 139.2 innings with the Low-A Burlington Bees in 2011. He began... Recommended Stories

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