Diamondbacks like What They See from ‘Steal’ Jon Duplantier

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Jon Duplantier (Photo by Bill Mitchell)

Low Class A Kane County righthander Jon Duplantier is the kind of pitcher Rich Sauveur hasn't come across too often in his years as a minor league pitching coach.

The 22-year-old Duplantier boasts a four-pitch mix, command, mound presence, intelligence and the ability to make adjustments on the fly. That is a rare combination of attributes for a pitcher in his first full season.

“This kid is going to move very quickly," said Sauveur, Duplantier's pitching coach.

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