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Three pitches Orioles pitchers could throw more often to improve their 2018 outlooks

Three pitches Orioles pitchers could throw more often to improve their 2018 outlooks

In lieu of getting different pitchers, the Orioles pitching staff could improve in a simple way in 2018 by simply featuring different pitches more often.

All across baseball, there are stories of pitchers changing their pitch mix to more heavily feature something that's already in their arsenal, and transforming their careers — from Rich Hill's curveball-heavy renaissance to the handful of pitchers each year who start throwing a cutter or hard slider again.

Here are three pitches that could be featured more heavily by Orioles pitchers that might change each one's fortunes in 2018.

Kevin Gausman's slider

A pitch that...

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