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The Nuttiest Pitches: Changeups

Sometimes, in the middle of a larger research project, you run into random things that make you sit up straight. Like this one: in 2011, Chance Ruffin threw a changeup that registered 20 inches of arm-side run and ten inches of drop. Wut? We don’t have video of 2011 — I wish I’d spied this […]
Via Fangraphs
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect watch: There’s NOT just aces in the system

What about relievers? A lot of stock is put into the Mariners Big 3 pitching prospects of James Paxton, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker. With their phenomenal upsides it’s hard to not get excited. That’s why, to date, they’ve been the only three covered in this column. Today, we’re taking a different path. We’re going to be examining another pitching Big 3 in the Mariner’s system...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Ruffin sent to Seattle to complete trade

With Chance Ruffin now past the one-year anniversary of his signature on a pro contract, the Tigers' supplemental first-round pick from last year was officially eligible to be traded. With that, he was off to Seattle as the player to be named in the trade that brought Doug Fister and David Pauley to Detroit.
August 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Tigers send reliever Ruffin to Mariners

The Detroit Tigers sent minor-league reliever Chance Ruffin to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday to complete a July 30 trade. Detroit obtained starter Doug Fister and reliever David Pauley from the Mariners in exchange for Ruffin, reliever Charlie Furbush, minor-league third baseman Francisco Martinez. Ruffin, the 48th pick in the 2010 draft, has pitched as a minor-league closer...
Via FOX Sports
August 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Ruffin brings arm, 'goofy' personality to bullpen

Chance Ruffin's quick ascension to the big leagues, arriving just over a year since he was drafted, may give the Tigers' bullpen a shot in the arm.
July 25, 2011  |  Discuss

Tigers promote Ruffin to Majors

After Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Twins, the Tigers announced they are promoting right-hand pitcher Chance Ruffin to the big club and will send Lester Oliveros to Triple-A Toledo.
July 24, 2011  |  Discuss

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