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Chris Viall

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Chris Viall
Name: Christopher Michael Viall
Born: Sep 28, 1995 in Santa Cruz, Calif. USA
High School: Soquel (Calif.) HS
College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'9" / Wt.: 253 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (190th overall) by the New York Mets in 2016 (signed for $250,500)
Massive at 6-foot-9, 230 pounds, Viall never has thrown enough strikes in three seasons at Stanford to earn regular innings, with 99 innings for the Cardinal in three seasons. He's walked 72 and struck out 68 in that span but still could go out in the first 10 rounds thanks to his arm strength. He's hit as high as 97 mph regularly and can sit 92-95 mph at his best. He also throws a power curveball that reaches the low 80s at his best. He was outstanding in three scoreless innings against San Jose State, striking out five in a mid-April start, but struggled significantly the rest of the way. Viall doesn't repeat his release point and needs innings that the lower levels of the minor leagues should provide.
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