DDN article on Kevin Arico
DAYTON — Relief pitcher Kevin Arico was the NCAA Division I saves leader this season at Virginia, but an arsenal that flummoxed so many college hitters will be getting a major overhaul as he launches his professional career with the Dayton Dragons today, June 30.
He had been relying heavily on his slider, a pitch many major-league clubs like to limit in the lower minor leagues because of the toll it takes on arms.
Asked what would happen if Arico threw primarily sliders in his maiden pro season, Dayton pitching coach Tony Fossas said, “I might get fired.”
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