David Purcey: Blue Jays’ Hurler Not Overpowering, But Precise

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Ian Hunter in MLB
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It may have taken seven tries, but David Purcey finally picked up his first win of the season. After being penciled in as the Blue Jays third starter on Opening Day, Purcey has gone through the ringer this year trying to keep himself as a member on the 25-man roster.

As I watched last evening's contest against the Baltimore Orioles, I noticed something interesting about David Purcey's delivery: he can be precise, but he's certainly not overpowering. I don't claim to be a scout. I'm probably the furthest thing from it. But as an armchair manager, it appeared as though Purcey was just lobbing it in there—a la Tim Wakefield. While he topped 93.4 MPH on the radar gun, there was something effortless about his delivery that made him look as though he was throwing an offspeed pit ...

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