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James McDonald adds a slider, dominates

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A look from fangraphs at how James McDonald has mostly scrapped his changeup for a slider and how the slight improvement in command of a secondary offering and slight increase in swing and miss rate from the change has considerably improved his pitching. It mentions that he likely won't keep up the ERA but that this change is responsible for some of his improvement and that the Pirates deserve credit for helping him turn things around.

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