IP 271
ERA 6.376
WHIP 1.683
BB/9 5.015
SO/9 4.815
  • Full name Dewon Cortez Brazelton
  • Born 06/16/1980 in Tullahoma, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Middle Tennessee State
  • Debut 09/13/2002
  • Drafted in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2001 (signed for $4,200,000).
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    On a Team USA staff that featured Southern California's Mark Prior and UCLA's Josh Karp, Brazelton went 6-0 and set a record with a 0.65 ERA. He showed that was no fluke this spring, going 13-1, 1.44 in 14 starts before the NCAA tournament, tossing 10 complete games and posting a 148-22 strikeout-walk ratio in 119 innings. Opponents batted just .181 against him. Brazelton has a great body (6-foot-6, 210 pounds), a great fastball (92-97 mph, and he takes that velocity deep into games) and a great changeup he throws with confidence. His curveball is his third-best pitch and needs work. Known for his free-spirited personality, he has matured and become more composed as a junior. He's one of the draft's top five talents and should be the easiest player to sign from that group.

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