IP 639
ERA 3.577
WHIP 1.333
BB/9 3.113
SO/9 6.845
  • Full name James Patrick Michael Needy
  • Born 03/30/1991 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Santana
  • Drafted in the 6th round (174th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2009 (signed for $298,000).
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    Tall, lanky and projectable at 6'6" and 195 pounds, the right handed Needy has long been a scout ball and showcase regular in Southern California. Despite a bit of funkiness in his arm action and delivery, Needy fires a fastball that sits from the high 80's to the low 90's, peaking at about 92. His curve is a bit inconsistent, but exhibits nice break and dip. Needy can add and subtract on that pitch, ranging from 75 to 82. Needy resembles Jon Garland a shade, and the club drafting him will, in all likelihood, be patient in developing Needy as a starter.

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