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Jac Caglianone hit 98 Sunday (Florida photo)


Inside managing the load for two-way star Caglianone

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GAINESVILLE, Fla— Last fall in Jacksonville, I saw Florida two-way star Jac Caglianone throw 99 mph in an exhibition game versus Georgia. But it wasn’t just the velocity. The pitcher, known for his control struggles last season, threw ten strikes in 14 pitches.

Sunday versus Texas A&M. Caglianone walked five, including four in the first three innings.

We were expecting high 90s and got 93 and 94 mph instead. We were expecting more zone command and got walks.

In those first three frames, the big man went spin-heavy, throwing a pitch he calls a cutter, but his coach calls a[…]