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Harrison Beethe

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Harrison Beethe
Name: Harrison Lee Beethe
Born: Apr 3, 1998 in Fort Worth, TX
Junior College: North Iowa Area JC
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 18th round (529th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
Beethe throws as hard as almost anyone in this draft class. He touched 101 mph this year and regularly lit up radar guns at 99-100. But Beethe’s absolute bottom-of-the-scale control meant that he barely got onto the mound for Texas Christian. He was so wild that he had to be lifted mid-inning in four of his first seven relief outings. That led to him being banished to the bench. He was healthy but didn’t get into a game for nearly two months before making one last appearance on June 4 in the NCAA regional when he was asked to finish off a 12-2 win. In that outing, he used an entirely reworked arm action that saw him switch from throwing over the top to a low three-quarters, and almost sidearm, delivery. He was no longer touching 100 mph from that angle, but he was still sitting 95-97 mph with a little better control and a hard 89-90 mph slider. It’s just one outing, but Beethe had the look of being a hard-throwing reliever coming from a brutal arm angle in that one glimpse. He may be better off going back to school and seeing if he can build on that, but he’s an interesting potential project for a team willing to let him get consistent innings.
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