Mitch Moreland: good swing, track record 

August, 2, 2010
08/02/10
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When you're a 17th-round pick, you generally need to start hitting when you turn pro -- and never stop -- to dispel the doubts. And that's just what Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland has done.

A lefty with a low-90s heater when he took the mound as a two-way player at Mississippi State, the Rangers explored using Moreland as a pitcher as late as the end of the 2008 season. But there was one issue with that move: Moreland kept producing in the batter's box.


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