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Gus Varland

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Gus Varland
Name: Augustus James Varland
Born: Nov 6, 1996 in Maplewood, Minn. USA
College: Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.)
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 14th round (413th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2018 (signed for $125,000)
Varland has been a dominant starter for Division II Concordia (Minn.) as he's blown away hitters with a 93-95 mph fastball that touches 97. Varland was 7-1, 1.04 with 79 strikeouts and 14 walks in 60.1 innings. Evaluators aren't all that thrilled with Varland's high-energy delivery, but he repeats it well and has a long track record of throwing strikes. His slider shows potential to develop into an average pitch as well, giving him a pair of potential weapons whether he sticks as a starter or moves to the bullpen. Scouts will be heading back next year as well as Gus' younger brother Louie is an equally dominating sophomore.
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