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Tyler Buffett

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Tyler Buffett
Name: Tyler Buffett
Born: May 22, 1995 in Albuquerque, N.M. USA
College: Oklahoma State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career72.24.951.622.357.56
Drafted in the 6th round (167th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2017 (signed for $70,000)
Buffett, a cousin of billionaire financier Warren Buffett, decided not to sign with the Astros last year as a seventh-rounder. That made him one of only two top 10 round picks in the 2016 draft to go unsigned. He returned to Oklahoma State as a senior trying to top last year's College World Series appearance. Unfortunately for Buffett, his season didn't go nearly as smoothly. Moving back to the rotation full-time for the first time since his freshman year, his fastball took a step back, as he sat in the high 80s more than the 88-91 mph he showed as a junior. His hard 80-81 mph curveball also was a little loopier this year. Buffett does have a potentially average change with good late fade. Buffett was much more hittable this year--opponents his .297 against him this year and his ERA climbed from 2.81 in 2016 to 4.83 in 2017. A team who believes Buffett's stuff can get back to what it was in 2016 will still get a solid senior sign, but he likely won't be offered nearly as much money to sign as he was a year ago.
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