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Whitecaps Bullpen Lives Under the Radar

Rondon highlights an unheralded 'Caps pen

In baseball, it's easy to identify the players who have an immense impact on their team—the home run hitters, the ace starting pitcher, the base stealer—and the list goes on and on. Less noticed—though equally essential—are the players that come out when the game is at least half way over; that is, the pitchers that comprise the bullpen.

For West Michigan, the bullpen has been a linchpin in the team's success this season, highlighted by All Star closer Bruce Rondon (2-1, 1.80, 13 SV). For Rondon, the family element that he's noticed in West Michigan has played a huge role in the bullpen's success. "It's not hard to leave your family and come to a different country, because when you come to the ballpark with the guys it feels... Recommended Stories

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