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A cousin of D-backs righthander Jon Duplantier, Andre Duplantier has one of the better curveballs in the prep class. It’s a big-breaking 74-79 mph downer curve that he shows an advance feel for locating. His 88-91 mph fastball is also promising because he had advanced command of it for his age, working down in the zone. Duplantier’s curve posts impressive TrackMan numbers, but most evaluators expect he’ll make it to Texas and be a key member of the Longhorns’ rotation.