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Strong feeling out first spring

Strong has advanced offspeed stuff

SURPRISE, Ariz. - After signing right on the August 17 draft deadline last summer, left-hander Paul Strong is going through his first Spring Training. Lone Star Dugout caught up with the California native to discuss his stuff and his progression on the mound.

From the time the Texas Rangers selected left-hander Paul Strong in the 17th round of the 2009 MLB Draft until approximately two weeks before the mid-August signing deadline, Strong figured he was heading to school. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native had signed a letter of intent to play at collegiate powerhouse UC Irvine, and as he explains below, he was more than prepared to enter school... Recommended Stories