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Preston Larrison, rhp
Evansville


A 20th-round pick out of high school, Larrison catapulted into first-round consideration last summer on the strength of his Cape Cod League performance. He has been inconsistent this season, but there's no denying his 90-97 mph fastball and plus changeup. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, he has the frame and live arm that scouts crave. There have been questions about his inability to develop an effective breaking ball. Though he has tremendous arm strength, his fastball can be straight and is delivered on the same plane as his changeup, making him easier to hit. Larrison has yet to master the art of location, but he has drawn favorable comparisons to former Evansville star Andy Benes, the No. 1 overall pick in 1988.

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