IP 807
ERA 3.892
WHIP 1.276
BB/9 2.353
SO/9 6.959
  • Full name Chad Michael Qualls
  • Born 08/17/1978 in Harbor City, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 235 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Nevada
  • Debut 07/22/2004
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (67th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2000 (signed for $415,000).
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    A senior who went undrafted in 1999, Qualls was the talk of the West in February when he came out throwing 91-94 mph with an above-average slider. He added 15 pounds from last year, resulting in an extra 4-5 mph in velocity, and everything clicked for him. He went through a customary dead arm period in March, when his fastball slipped to 85 mph, but came back strong in April. Qualls should be the first senior drafted--possibly in the compensation or second round.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the Houston Astros in 2005
  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Midwest League in 2001

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