BRADENTON, Fla. – David Bednar has passed the stage of establishing himself as a quality major-league closer.
In three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he has converted 22 of 28 save opportunities. Bednar has also posted a sparkling 2.40 ERA in 106 games and 112.2 innings to go with a 1.04 WHIP and 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
Bednar was also selected for the All-Star Game last year. Last week, he finished a stint with the United States team in the World Baseball Classic.
However, Bednar seems a little bit different this spring training and it is in a good way. There is a sense that he has reached another level of confidence.