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Will Fleming

#28 | RHP | RoyalsKC
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Will Fleming
Name: William Pless Fleming
Born: Mar 6, 1999 in Asheville, NC
High School: Wake Forest
College: Wake Forest
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 11th round (324th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
Ryan Cusick isn’t the only physically imposing Wake Forest pitcher in the 2021 class, as Fleming looks the part of a big leaguer right now as well, with a 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame. Fleming was eligible in the 2020 class thanks to a big-time fastball, but went unselected and made his way back to Wake for a fourth season, where he posted a 6.03 ERA over 74.2 innings and 13 starts, with 65 strikeouts (7.8 K/9) and 21 walks (2.5 BB/9). Despite the performance, scouts are still interested in Fleming because of his arm talent. He averages 94 mph with his powerful, sinking fastball and has been up to 97-98 mph at his best. His go-to secondary is a tight slider in the low-to-mid 80s, but he also throws a slower curve with 12-to-6 shape and a mid-80s changeup. His secondaries are fringy now, but teams might want to move Fleming into a bullpen role at the next level where his stuff might play up. At the same time, he’s thrown enough strikes over the last two seasons (2.5 BB/9) that some teams might give him a shot at starting.
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