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Christian Chamberlain

#51 | LHP | RoyalsKC
Northwest Arkansas Naturals Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Christian Chamberlain
Name: Christian Lyle Chamberlain
Born: Jul 20, 1999 in Grand Junction, CO
College: Oregon State
High School: Reno (Nev.) HS
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 173 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (105th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2020 (signed for $450,000)
An undersized lefthander who was one of Oregon State's most reliable relievers his first two seasons, Chamberlain transitioned to a starting role in 2020 and rapidly moved up draft boards before the season ended due to the coronavirus pandemic. In four starts this spring, Chamberlain posted a 0.82 ERA in 22 innings with a career-high strikeout rate (13.9 per nine) and a career-low opponent average (.086). While Chamberlain stands just 5-foot-10, 173 pounds, he has a bulldog mentality on the mound and a solid two-pitch mix. His fastball reaches the 94-95 mph range and has sneaky life to it. He hides the ball well in his loose, easy delivery. Chamberlain's main secondary is a three-quarters breaking curveball that has a chance to be an above-average pitch and is least average. He has also thrown a reliable changeup in the past, giving him a three-pitch mix that could allow him to continue starting at the next level. Some scouts believe his size leaves him better suited to a relief role in pro ball. Either way, his mid-90s fastball from the left side has made him an appealing draft target.
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