• Full name Joel Stephen Bender
  • Born 08/03/1991 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Oak Hills
  • Drafted in the 27th round (817th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2010.
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    Bender pitched at 85-88 mph and couldn't find his breaking ball in front of an audience of crosscheckers at midseason. He was back up to 88-91 mph and flashed an effective curveball before coming down with a mild case of tendinitis at the end of the spring. but the 6-foot-4, 205-pounder likely is headed to Louisville.

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