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2013 Lakeland Flying Tigers Season in Review

McVaney helped carry the load for LFT

Led by returning manager Dave Huppert, hitting coach Larry Herndon and pitching coach Mike Maroth, the Lakeland Flying Tigers missed the postseason a year after going all the way, finishing with a 64-68 record in the Florida State League this season.

Bullish Bullpen From both a statistical and developmental standpoint, the Flying Tigers' bullpen featured some of the teams' top contributors this season. Staring with right-hander Melvin Mercedes, who was arguably Lakeland's top reliever. Armed with a mid-to-high 90s fastball that can best be described as a bowling ball, because of heavy, late natural sink, Mercedes dominated FSL batters. The...

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