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News: De Fratus said he did a more serious long-toss program this offseason to try to add more velocity to his fastball, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: De Fratus saw his fastball velocity drop to 91 mph last season, which was a couple ticks below his 2013 velocity. That didn't harm his numbers, as he finished with a 2.39 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 52.2 innings. He'll likely see most of his work in the seventh inning this season.