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Former Kingman resident was drafted by Milwaukee Brewers last summer

 

Former Kingman resident Dylan File will spend the dog days of summer in Appleton, Wisconsin.

That’s where the 21 year-old pitcher will hone his skills as he works on his dream to become a Major League Baseball player.

 

File left Dixie State College in St. George, Utah, after he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers last June. File participated in minor league camp in Maryvale, Arizona, and has been assigned to the team’s Low A team in Appleton.

“I’m having the time of my life,” File said of his bid for the big leagues. “It’s awesome.”

File expressed appreciation for his college coaches and teammates, but he noted the transition to professional baseball brings an abundance of resources, from nutrition to weight training.

“The coaches are great. They’ve helped me a lot,” File said. “There’s everything you need to prevent injury to correct injury.”

The right hander will be a starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers. He continues working to improve his repertoire.

“My changeup has always been my weak pitch. I just learned how to throw one my last year of college. I’m still working on it and getting it better,” File said. “I’m trying to make my slider my wipeout pitch. It’s a good pitch. I just don’t know how to throw it for strikes that much. I throw my fastball 90 to 93 (mph).”

The Timber Rattlers begin their 140 game schedule Thursday. File said he stays in touch with his best friends in Kingman and that he enjoys their support.

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