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Rays prospect Matt Moore credits Rockies prospect for teaching him his curveball

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Matt Moore was the hot topic from the MLB futures game yesterday. His curveball is a big part of his game, and you would never guess who he has to thank: - Then there's the knee-buckling curveball, which is already one of the best breaking balls at any level of baseball. Yet it wasn't a pitching coach or even a current pitcher who taught him the grip he still uses on his curveball. No, it was Rockies Triple-A catcher Jordan Pacheco, who went to high school 30 minutes away from Moore in New Mexico and played college baseball with Moore's older brother at New Mexico, who gave him some help when Moore was a senior in high school visiting his older brother. "I was over there working out with them, playing catch one day and I was throwing (Pacheco) some curveballs," Moore said. "He threw me his and I said, 'How do you throw that?' I had seen him play in high school too and he always had a good curveball. So he showed me it. I didn't really like it at first. It's just a knuckle curve. I couldn't hold it tight enough, but I guess my hand got stronger or something, and that's how I learned my curveball." -
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