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Perrotto: Something Seemingly Different About David Bednar This Year (+)

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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.

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John Perrotto is a columnist for Pittsburgh Baseball Now and has covered the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLB since 1988.

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