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Hard Work Paying Off for Hunton

Jonathan Hunton

Following an up-and-down 2005 season, right-hander Jonathan Hunton knew he had to make a few changes. One of them was to his physical frame, as Hunton shed over 25 pounds in the offseason to strengthen his tall, 6'9" stature.

The changes have shown so far. In 10 appearances with Class-A Daytona this season, Hunton has allowed two earned runs in 13 1/3 innings, and just one in his last nine games for a 1.35 ERA. He has 12 strikeouts to one walk. Drafted out of Lamar University in the 11th round of the 2004 draft, Hunton's tall physique and low-90s fastball had made scouts take notice in the Southland Conference. He...

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