Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/26/13
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Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo. Summary:  Antonio Bastardo established himself as a major league relief pitcher in 2011 when in 64 games he posted a 6-1 record with a 2.64 ERA. Bastardo struggled at times in 2012 as the Phillies used him more in a set up role and counted on him to get both right and left handed hitters out more. 2013 will be a year where we may see who the real Antonio Bastardo is. The Phillies have more depth in their bullpen with the signing of Mike Adams. Bastardo should go back to filling the role of 7th inning guy and in some cases left handed specialist. He should thrive again in that role. Scouting Report:  Low to mid 90′s fastball Deceptive delivery makes fastball look faster Plus slider Average change-up Hits:  Bastardo had an outstanding 14 K/9 in 2012. Bastardo will return to a role where he had great su...
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