Brennan Malone is Showing a Confidence Surge

Pirate's GM Ben Cherington has made a fair share of trades. His first big trade occurred when he sent Starling Marte to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Liover Peguero and the subject of today's article, Brennan Malone. 

Robert Zeigler, a pitching coordinator at X2 Baseball Facility in North Carolina, sat down with me and gave an excellent update on Malone and what he's seen thus far from the 21-year-old North Carolina native.

"I think Brennan is gearing up for a big year," said Zeigler. "One of his bigger issues has been his health and maintaining it; you'd see him breakdown during the season. He's worked diligently to improve general body strength, as well as honing in on mobility. Brennan is recovering better than...



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