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Jonah Bayliss

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Jonah Bayliss
Name: Jonah James Bayliss
Born: Aug 13, 1980 in North Adams, Mass. USA
High School: Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass.
College: Trinity (Conn.)
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 7th round (198th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2002
Bayliss will be tiny Trinity College's first draft pick since righthander Jim Thomforde went to the Yankees in the 13th round in 1992. He had a dominant season at the Division III level, striking out 12.5 batters per nine innings while limiting hitters to a .144 average. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound righthander's only plus pitch is a moving, 90-91 mph fastball that he runs up to 93-94 on occasion. He has four other pitches and isn't afraid to use the split-finger, slider, curve or changeup at a key point in a game. He reminds area scouts of former Central Connecticut State and Phillies reliever Ricky Bottalico and may end up as a closer.
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