Originally written on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 1/14/13
Josh Ravin has always been an intriguing prospect for me. He has a big time arm and has shown plus to plus-plus velocity for years now. Despite being drafted in 2006 out of high school, the Reds gave him his first taste of the bullpen in 2012. He initially struggled with the role after beginning the year on the disabled list before finally getting into the regular season in late July after three brief appearances in June. The Reds sent him out to Arizona for the AFL and he performed quite well over 12.1 innings (including the championship game). After the AFL stint the Reds added Ravin to the 40-man roster. While there is a transition from starter to reliever, there have been quite a few changes to his mechanics as well over the years. I went back to April 2010 for video of the right hander starting for Dayton and compared it with video from August of 2012 as a reliever with Pensacola. In this first frame it shows the high point in which Ravin brings his glove as he comes set in th...
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