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Monkey with a Halo:
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a relief prospect who is still held in high regard despite taking a major step back this season.
Position: Relief Pitcher Highest Level: Double-A
Throws: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 215 lbs.
Age: 23 Born: 3/14/89
2012 Season Stats
High-A: 24.0 IP, 1-1,8 SV, 1.88 ERA, 10 H, 14 BB, 0 HR, 31 SO, 0.83 GO/AO, 2.74 FIP, .192 BABIP
Double-A: 19.1 IP, 1-5, 0 SV, 12.10 ERA, 23 H, 19 BB, 3 HR, 21 SO, 1.62 GO/AO, 7.08 FIP, .370 BABIP
Fastball – A-. He has two fastballs. The first is a hard sinking fastball sitting between 94-96 mph. This pitch generates a lot of ground balls and is his bread and butter against right-handed batters. The second pitch sits at 91-93 mph with a floating/tailing action that moves away on lefties. Both have the same arm angle and release, I’m assuming the only difference is his grip.
Off-speed Pitches – A-. Tillman, along with Wood and Alvarez have the best slid
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