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Bryce Elder

#55 | RHP
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Bryce Elder
Name: Bryce Cason Elder
Born: May 19, 1999 in Decatur, TX
High School: Texas
College: Texas
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (156th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2020 (signed for $847,500)
A polished college righthander with a 6-foot-2, 220-pound frame, Elder doesn’t have the loudest stuff, but he does have a solid three-pitch mix, an advanced feel for pitching and a solid track record of starting at Texas. After an iffy freshman season out of the Longhorns bullpen, Elder shined in a starting role as a sophomore and had the same success through four starts in an abbreviated 2020 season. Elder throws a sinking fastball in the 88-93 mph range that induces plenty of groundouts, a potentially above-average slider that is his current out pitch and a changeup that improved last fall. His sinker/slider combination is his bread and butter at the moment, but Elder is smart on the mound and has a good idea of what to throw in different situations. Elder is the type of player whose track record is heavily beneficial for his draft stock, so another strong season as a starter would have helped his cause, but teams already feel relatively safe with his history of strike-throwing and quality three-pitch mix.
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