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Maestri Gives Starting a Whirl


Alex Maestri has a confession to make: he has a phobia of statistics. You won't find this Chicago Cubs pitching prospect sifting through his latest numbers and percentages against opposing hitters as he adapts to the starting rotation.

"I don't like to look at my stats too much," said Maestri. "When they're good, you start thinking about them and when they're bad, you start thinking about them. "Stats kind of creep me out." The stats have been in Maestri's favor thus far in his pro career. Courted by Cubs scout Bill Holmberg, Maestri, 22, became the first Italian pitcher ever to sign with a major league organization in... Recommended Stories

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