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Zumaya 'Zooms' toward the Bigs

Zumaya is just one step away from the big leagues

The man nicknamed 'Zoom' fittingly carries with him an arsenal that features a 100 mph fastball. But his fastball isn't the only thing that has made him one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball as he nears the big leagues. Erie Correspondent Paige Edelman spoke with Zumaya shortly before his promotion to Toledo.

He welcomes the challenge of being one of the youngest pitchers in pro-ball. He's not afraid of throwing over 100 mph fastballs. The threat of injury does not phase him. He won't fear facing power-hitter Barry Bonds. Erie starter Joel Zumaya is fearless, except for one thing. He is afraid of heights. "I actually went to Niagara Falls on an off day. I went close to the edge, looked over and was... Recommended Stories

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