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Taking Bad Schotz:
Former Pitcher John Patterson grew up in West Orange, Texas a city that ranks #5th for the worst place to live to avoid a natural disaster, and ranks #183rd best place to live in 2005. J-Patt was a big-time prospect after he was named a USA Today High School All-American, and was drafted 5th overall in the 1996 MLB Draft to the Montreal Expos. However the Expos lost his draft rights after not sending him a correct standard contract, and the Diamondbacks came in and signed him to a $6.075 million deal, typical Expos.
In the minors Patterson was extremely inconsistent, but he proved that was a strikeout machine. Johnny boy banked on 3 pitches, a mid-90’s fastball, a huge curveball, and a solid slider. In his first 3 minor league season Patterson recorded more K’s than innings pitched. But the more strikeouts he got the more he lost control over his command and his ERA fluctuated from 2.83 to 7.80 to 5.45 and back to 2.63. Finally in 2002 the D-backs felt like the 6’6’’ RHP was rea...
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