The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a pitcher who forces us to ask if a guy can have two breakout season in one minor league career?
Position: Relief Pitcher Highest Level: Double-A
Throws: Right Height: 6'2" Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 24 Born: 5/18/88
2012 Season Stats
High-A: 22.2 IP, 2-0,7 SV, 2.38 ERA, 17 H, 9 BB, 2 HR, 28 SO, 1.33 GO/AO, 3.20 FIP, .300 BABIP
Double-A: 43.0 IP, 5-1, 0 SV, 2.72 ERA, 24 H, 27 BB, 3 HR, 56 SO, 0.79 GO/AO, 3.67 FIP, .231 BABIP
Fastball – B. When I saw Chaffee pitch, he threw an easy 93-94, however, I’ve read older reports that say he sits in the low 80’s and have received word from a scout that he touched 97 a few times in 2012. I’ll stick with what I’ve seen personally, which is a good fastball with movement. The older reports saw him throwing slower most likely due to working out of the rotation and using a sidearm arm slot. He uses more of a low three quarters release now.