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Kevin Jepsen, rhp

School: Bishop Manogue HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Reno, Nev.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 210 Birthdate: 7/26/84
College Commitment: Nevada.
Scouting Report: Word spread quickly early this year when Jepsen's fastball lit up the radar guns at 98 mph and his slider chimed in at 91. That solidified his stock as a first-round pick. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound righthander hasn't repeated that velocity since, but he has shown three quality major league pitches with good mechanics and an effortless delivery. His fastball, which was 89-92 mph last year when he battled minor injuries, settled in at 93-95, and his slider in the mid-to-high 80s. His slider lacks good bite and consistent command. He also has the makings of a major league-quality changeup. Jepsen doesn't have the same upside as a lot of his first-round peers because he is almost physically mature now.

2002 Statistics

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

9

1

0.84

13

1

58

15

18

116

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