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King's fastball touches 96 mph

The Rangers drafted Justin King as a project with a fastball that could touch the mid-90s. Just over one year later, the right-hander has developed into a legitimate relief prospect. Lone Star Dugout sat down with King to discuss his development and his recent arm surgery.

The Texas Rangers took a flyer on Justin King during the 2008 MLB Draft, selecting him in the 30th round. Although King had a good arm, the right-hander struggled throughout his three-year career at Alabama's Jacksonville State University. King posted a 9.00 earned-run average in 68.0 career innings, walking 81 and striking out 65. As King discusses in the following interview, the control issues... Recommended Stories