• Full name Darius Marque Vines
  • Born 04/30/1998 in Oxnard JC, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Cal State Bakersfield
  • Drafted in the 7th round (217th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2019 (signed for $127,500).
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    The Astros drafted Vines in the 32nd round in 2016 out of high school and the Cubs drafted him in the 27th round out of Oxnard (Calif.) JC in 2017. After a stint Yavapai (Ariz.) JC, he transferred to Cal State Bakersfield this year and ranked among the Western Athletic Conference leaders in strikeouts most of the season. Vines is athletic, competitive and has a four-pitch mix fronted by a big league-ready curveball. It’s a true, downer power curve at 78-80 mph with late bite that comes out of the same tunnel as his fastball, locking hitters up and drawing feeble swings. Vines’ 89-92 mph fastball is flat, so he’ll need to learn to manipulate it or improve his command of it. He also throws a slider and changeup that flash average. Vines has struggled with velocity drops in middle of each season, so he’ll need to improve his durability to remain a starter. Otherwise he projects as a reliever who will ride his curveball as far as it will take him.

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  • Gwinnett Stripers activated RHP Darius Vines.
  • Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Darius Vines to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Darius Vines from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Darius Vines to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Darius Vines from Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Gwinnett Stripers activated RHP Darius Vines from the 7-day injured list.
  • Gwinnett Stripers sent RHP Darius Vines on a rehab assignment to Rome Braves.
  • Gwinnett Stripers sent RHP Darius Vines on a rehab assignment to Rome Braves.
  • Gwinnett Stripers placed RHP Darius Vines on the 7-day injured list.
  • Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Darius Vines to Gwinnett Stripers.
  • Gwinnett Stripers activated RHP Darius Vines.

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