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Pilots' Malczewski searches for consistency in Tommy John comeback

Pilots' Malczewski searches for consistency in Tommy John comeback

The first word Welby Malczewski’s coaches use when asked about him is “excitement.” It’s for good reason. Having a big, left-handed pitcher who throws hard and can get the ball over the plate is an exciting thing, no matter if you’re the Peninsula Pilots or Auburn University.

“He’s a power arm from the left side, throws two good breaking pitches and pounds the strike zone,” Pilots assistant coach Wes McGuire said. “Big, projectable kid. A good pitcher to have on your staff.”

At 6-foot-6 and a shade over 240 pounds, Malczewski has similar size to San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. Both are left-handed, but...

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