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Rodney Hutchison

#39 | RHP | MarinersSEA
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Rodney Hutchison
Name: Rodney D. Hutchison
Born: Aug 9, 1996 in Mason, OH
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (187th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2018 (signed for $197,500)
While his numbers (3-3, 4.79) don't stand out, Hutchison has been an important, versatile piece of the North Carolina pitching staff who has started midweek, on the weekend and pitched in late relief. Listed at a thick, 6-foot-6, 239 pounds, Hutchinson's stuff has taken a jump in 2018 and he throws a heavy fastball with late arm-side run from a low three-quarters arm slot. Primarily working at 90-92 mph his first two seasons, Hutchinson has lived 92-94 mph more frequently this spring and touched 96 mph in an eye-opening outing in front of several rows of scouts at the ACC Tournament. Hutchison pairs his fastball with a plus, mid-80s changeup with late fade away from lefthanded hitters and he's improved the feel of his slider, throwing it harder and tighter. Because of his low slot and the sheer movement of his pitches, Hutchinson can lose the zone at times, getting him into trouble. He's a creative pitcher who varies the timing in his delivery and plays with his arm slot. While he needs more polish and to tighten his command, Hutchinson's velocity spike, plus changeup and improved breaking pitches give him intriguing upside.
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