Tigers need Bonderman's slider to be on

Originally Published: October 25, 2006
Special to ESPN.com
Editor's Note: Inside Edge is a professional scouting service that supplies reports and tools regularly used by major league teams. The following look ahead is based on its scouting data:

1. Bonderman's primary weapon

The best weapon for Jeremy Bonderman, Detroit's Game 4 starter, is definitely his slider. How good is the pitch? Here is a comparison to two other pitchers in the American League who are known for their particularly dominant pitches:

Well-hit average (hard hit balls / at-bats) against:
Jeremy Bonderman's slider: .105
Mariano Rivera's cutter: .111
Johan Santana's changeup: .112


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