Found October 25, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
CHAD BECK RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: January 17, 1985 Height: 6’4″ Weight: 255 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 14th round, 417th overall, 2006 (Diamondbacks) How Acquired: Waiver Claim (from Blue Jays) College: University of Louisiana (Lafayette) Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES The Pirates claimed Beck off waivers from Toronto.  He’s made his way slowly through the minors.  He’s generally been a swing man, until he served as a closer in 2012.  That’s usually an indication that a team regards a pitcher as a marginal prospect at best.  Beck throws hard, around 93-94, with a slider and a splitter or cutter.  He’s had unimpressive to poor K rates throughout most of his career.  He’s mostly been a flyball pitcher. 2006 A-:  1-5-0, 6.25 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 40.1 IP, 4.0 BB/9, 10.0 K/9 Beck struggled in his debut in short-season ball. 2007 A:  1-2-1, 4.33 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 52.0 IP, 3.5 BB/9, 8.3 K/9 The Diamondbacks moved Beck to the bullpen in low A and he improv
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